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https://www.duolingo.com/vegitaryn

"Son tus calcetines."

5 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tarantulaa

Is 'these are your socks' correct too?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grzegorzd83

Unfortunately: no. But it should.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/napear12

what's the difference between "these are" "they are" and just plain are???

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iakobski

These are = "estos son" They are = "ellos son" or just "son" In Spanish it's normal to drop the "ellos" as it is implied, but you can't just say "are" in English because there's no way of knowing the difference between we are, you are and they are.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/napear12

Thank you. That makes much more sense. Although when translated into English, saying "they are" instead of "these" or "those" sounds rather silly. I guess it varies from language to language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tcottrill

Why is "Those are your socks." not correct? Sounds better in english for sure.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cmhack7

I also put "Those are your socks." because "They are your socks" sounds ridiculous to me. "They" implies an animate object such as a person or animal. It is grammatical example that sounds as ridiculous as the conceptual example of a spider drinking milk. But I suppose the comment from iakobski explaining the concept of "Son" without a prefix is assumed "Ellos son" makes this easier to accept. However, it would behoove the developers of this application to pay closer attention to these nuances and be kinder to their users.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/napear12

Amen.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vegitaryn

what's the difference between medias and calcetines?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

medias are tights, stockings, pantyhose and calcetines are socks

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vegitaryn

great -- thank you!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkMeyerMALP

In Costa Rica, medias are socks as well.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kolibri911

Why 'these are your socks' is incorrect??????

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/billll

Why is sox wrong?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jindr004
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Because it is a commercial spelling, a kind of shorthand. The same way that nite is not a correct spelling of night.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davux
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I said "that's your socks", I believe you can say that in English can't you?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jindr004
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No, that is not correct usage because "That's [that is] your socks" mixes a plural noun (socks) with a singular conjugation of the verb and pronoun (that is).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuncanCV

...but people do say it. It is informal, and Duolingo is correct not to accept it as a translation, but you aren't imagining things.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Makopoppo

Don't throw them to me, please!

4 years ago