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"His skirts are red."

Translation:Sus faldas son rojas.

5 years ago

34 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/msartist

Is it sus instead of su because the skirts are plural?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
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@msartist You are right. Sus is a possessive adjective and 'skirts' is plural.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizabaer33

Why in the version of the translation, "Las faldas de él..." is there an accent for el?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gemaspen

"Él" means he. "El" is only the article that belongs with a word, being the masculine version as opposed to the feminine "la."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panamapal

why can you not use tus instead of sus?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DannyBeatzMusic

Nope, Tus means "your"(plural), Sus means "His/Hers/ It's/ Your(plural)"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/parkjiminiiieee

As if he wears one

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kayci-Mae

why not?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lfarrall
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I misread it as shirts!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael307373

Me three!!! LOL. Makes me wonder what the Spanish word for 'kilt' is? Google says it is 'las falda escocesa' though I've learned not the always trust google.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SquiddyRoboBear

hah! IKR!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sidnee15

Couldn't it be Èl faldas son red?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cartron3000

That would translate to "He skirts are red". "Sus" translates to his, hers, or theirs.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sidnee15

Oh Thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/parsonpete

what does el de mean?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
jfGor
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de is a prepositional phrase where de= the preposition meaning 'of' and "él" = the object of the preposition meaning him; It is the way Spanish expresses possession. It translates to 'his'. Take a look at this link for more information: http://www.learn-spanish-faster.com/lessons/showing-possession.html

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaryFebrua

I am a beginner so excuse me if this is a stupid question. Would "Las faldas suyos" have the same meaning as "sus faldas"? Of not, why?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jfGor
jfGor
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"Las faldas suyos" should be "Las faldas suyas because 'faldas' is plural and feminine , other than that you could use it to mean 'the skirts OF: his/ OF hers/ OF yours and sometimes OF its. Suyo/a is called the long form possessive adjective.

On the other hand, "sus faldas" is the short form possessive adjective and would mean 'his/hers/yours and sometime its skirts.

As you can there is a difference in meaning.

If you wished to have a similar meaning as the first example you provided, you can use the possessive pronoun, and that would be "Las faldas son suyas", meaning 'the skirts are his/hers/yours (formal) or sometimes 'are its'.

The possessive pronouns normally use the definite article except when preceded by the verb ser. For example: Sus fladas y las mias, meaning his/hers/yours/its skirts and mine. Here Ser is not used and would take the definite article.

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/posspro.htm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaryFebrua

Brilliant! Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chuchulla49

es singular no se puede decir sus faldas ya que nunca vestimos dos al mismo tiempo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liliana20012

Sí, porque dice "sus faldas", no "las faldas que él está llevando."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allibball24

i do not understand i looked up what skirts was in spanish on Google and it said it was afueras instead of what it is on here

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eloise23
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July 2, 2016 - 'las afueras' = outskirts (of a city) I highly recommend avoiding Google Translate as much as possible for the very reason you just encountered. This website is much more accurate http://www.spanishdict.com/ It compares multiple online machine translations.

In addition, do find yourself a physical Spanish/English dictionary - try a used bookstore - for most accurate translations, especially when the machine translations get confusing.

And don't trust the drop down hints!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanOkushi
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The dropdown hints are generally OK, but SpanishDict is definitely better.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mingpei_101

why cant i write "faldas de el son rojas"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pixiwix
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That translates into "skirts of the are red".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mingpei_101

oh no wonder. thanks!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orineu
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I've been practicing using conjugation without specifying pronouns, so can someone explain why "faldas son rojas" would be incorrect?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarvinHaab

I wrote "Su faldas son rojas"

This was the result:

Pay attention to the gender. Sus faldas son rojas.


Sus was underlined as wrong... what's that have to do with gender? Or was that just a mistake on the developers? I think it's the fact that "sus" is needed for plural.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Iron_Man_fan

The fact that a man is wearing a skirt really bothers me

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/orineu
orineu
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Although this is the 21st century, and men in skirts hasn't been fashionable since the 1800s, it's still not considered polite to question a man's garments.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NikoMoraites
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Well I really couldn't care less. This is an educational website with educated people, and if you insist on spreading your negative opinions you'll find that people won't agree.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dansmisterdans

Google "falda escocesa"

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/James_akhawksfan

The question we really need to ask is: why does Duolingo think that Joe is in a skirt?

8 months ago