"The boy writes a letter."
Translation:El niño escribe una carta.
wait... i thought una was for female. Why is The boy writes a letter = El nino escribo UNA carta?
You're saying that the letter has a gender???? If the answer is yes, please tell me why. Thx.
All nouns in Spanish are either masculine or feminine (or sometimes both), but that usually refects the word itself, not necessary the gender of the person. For example, the Spanish masculine word "el vestido" means dress, even though we usually think of a dress as being feminine.
In this case UNA describe carta(letter) not boy (EL) nino .in spanish letter is femine
This sentence could easily have been translated in two ways - letter as in a piece of mail (carta) or letter as in an individual letter of the alphabet (letra). Either one should be counted correct.
"letra" means "letter" (as in the letters of the alphabet) or sometimes "words", while "carta" is "letter" as in the piece of paper that you write on and put in the mail.
I know some people know this but some people asked why does "escribe " change to "escribimos" and so on. In Spanish there are conjugations. I hope this chart helps... (to understand the chart you may want to look up ser ) https://pm1.narvii.com/6523/804b0caa5c70ec48fde70e0775f6114c6ddcf522_hq.jpg *Another reason I would not advise using this app unless you take Spanish is because it only teaches you to memorize phrases and not to understand the grammar part. it is hard to understand why the verbs change there are so many type of verb charts in spanish also...- ar, -er,ir-and many more
You can only use familiar verb conjugations when you're speaking directly to the person. If you're talking about the person then it's just the 3rd person conjugation.
I wrote El niño escribe una letra and they say am wrong...pls did i miss something?
It was your word choice, you used the wrong word for "letter" in Spanish for this context.
letra="letter" as in letters in the alphabet
carta="letter" as in the piece of paper that you write on and mail off
The context is wrong. "el hijo" means "the son". Your sentence translates as "the son writes a letter".
Ooh now ive been corrected with the word 'LETRA' for letter. im sure they make it up as they go along. Atleast teach is first !!
The "una" applies to the noun that follows it ("carta" in this case), the noun attached to the un/una is feminine and so we must use "una"
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