"You are a positive person."
Translation:Eres una persona positiva.
"Person" always translates into Spanish as the feminine "persona" whether the person in question is female or not. Therefore, the adjectives around "persona" would also need to be feminine. Your "un person positivo" then becomes "una persona positiva."
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May I say "Eres una positiva persona"? Does my sentence mean different? Thanks.
Spanish places most adjectives after the noun they modify--the opposite of English. Thus, saying "una positiva persona" sounds to native speakers like someone saying "a person positive" in English.
In the last comment, positivo followed persona. I don't understand why in this statement persona is followed by persona.
I assume you meant the sentence said "Eres una persona positivo"? If so I'd like to know too.
Oops, yes, the sentence used the words persona positivo. I didn't understand the feminine noun followed by a masculine adjective. Maybe it was just a typo.?
person is incorrect, it's personA, i.e., feminine, therefore the adjective must be feminine, positivA
It's about as bad as leaving out the "a" in English. It just sounds weird.
Unless you're just talking about what occupation someone has, you should incluse the indefinite article.
Since the sentence explicitly states "a positive person", the article needs to be included. If it was something like "they are positive people" (Ellas son personas positivas), then it is not needed. However, "they are the positive people" (Ellas son las personas positivas) requires the article. I hope that makes sense. :-\
Usted is singular but son is plural:
- Usted es ...
- Ustedes son ...
When duolingo posed the same sentence in spanish just a moment ago, 'Eres una persona positivia' for me to put in english, but for this one it tells me Im wrong for not using "Tú" before. Silly.
First, as I was corrected above, the verb needs to be "eres" rather than "es"--due, I believe, to the difference between "ser" and "estar," (See http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/100040/ser-and-estar for a better explanation than I can give.) Second, the feminine noun "persona" requires the feminine adjective "una."
JonKerr, with tu the verb has to be ERES, in english you can't say you does, same difference AND since persona is femine you must say UNA