I think it is because noche or la noche is feminine. But I also need some clarification, someone help us?
I'm really into Greek mythology, so the way I think of it is that Artemis (a girl) was goddess of the moon (night). Apollo (a boy) was god of the sun (day). It's kind of roundabout, but it works for me. :)
Thats the better way to learn ...what may it be ...it helps to remember well
Thanks so much for that analogy, helped out a lot. God on sun man, goddess of moon
Unfortunately that doesn't work with many languages. In German it is the other way around.
Sorry, I had gone from talking about night to talking about the moon and sun because of the explanation that was given by jkwilson31, sorry I didn't make that clearer. Der Mond (the moon) is masculine and Die Sonne (the sun) is feminine.
Noche is femenine but dià is masculine so it will be buena noche and bueno dià
I think that i got it, if your addressing a gender then it becomes dias or noche?
"Buenas noches" is always used. "Buena noche" is not considered a grammatically correct phrase.
To say just Hi, it's buenas noches. As Mavry says below your comment, in a sentence, you can say ES una buena noche / It's a good night. This is grammatically correct in a complete sentence, but to say Good night it's buenas noches.
In Spanish adjectives agree with nouns in gender (masculine / feminine) and number (singular / plural), so that "días" is masculine and plural, we have to say "buenos días" (=good morning), but "tardes" is feminine and plural, we have to say "buenas tardes" (=good afternoon or good evening). In Spanish the greetings of the parts of the day are always plural.
In Spanish there are three periods of time in a day (four in English):
-"la mañana" (since you get up till lunch time, about 2 p.m.!). In this period of time we say "buenos días".
From lunch time till it gets dark in the evening, we say "buenas tardes", the period is "la tarde".
When it is dark, after the sunset, it is "la noche" and we say "buenas noches". We say "buenas noches" when we meet somebody and also when you leave someone till the next day.
Notice that Spanish greetings with the parts of the day are used always in plural, some people use singular by the influence of the English language.
Finally, when we listen or watch the news on the radio or TV, they usually say "buenas tardes" since noon, but the traditional and common use is to say "buenas tardes" after lunch, which is a bit later than in the English speaking countries.
Buenos Dias - Good Morning The "Dias" part means morning/day
Buenas Tartes - Good Afternoon/Good Evening
Buenas Noches - Good Night Noches is night
I remember Buenos Dias by the BuenOS ending when everything else is BuenAS
I remember Buenos Noches by the Noches which starts with N and night starts with an N.
Hola - Hello (hola can be used at anytime)
I know, right? I was putting more strength in the BASICS #1 and it hqs buenas noches!?!? (Good night)
It is not the same. Im an Mexican and y can talk spanish (Please don't ask me anything
Yes, because "noches" is plural feminine, and "días" is plural masculine. In Spanish the adjetives have to agree in number and gender with the nouns: Buenos días and Buenas noches.
El sol se llama Lorenzo y la luna Catalina
Cuando Lorenzo se acuesta, se levanta Catalina.
That's right. All the Spanish nouns are masculine or feminine, there are no neutral noun. The Spanish greetings with the parts of the day are said in plural: Buenos días, Buenas tardes and Buenas noches, only three parts in a day: mañana, tarde and noche, in English there are four!
I don't have to be much worried about the gender problem, in my mother tongue Urdu there's also the same rules for that. There's also day (din) is masculine while night (Raat) is feminine.
Both adjectives that describe either a male or female noun. ..example: buenos hombres o buenas mujeres... (correct me if I'm wrong! )
This app must be great if your studying the language elsewhere. Probably a good study aid.
Buenas y buenos, you mean!
Adjectives in Spanish have to agree in gender and number with the noun they go with. So días is masculine and plural, we have to say Buenos días, and noches is feminine plural, we say Buenas noches. Greetings with the parts of the day are always in plural.
Buen chico or chico bueno (=good boy)
Buena chica (=good girl)
Chicos buenos (=good boys)
Chicas buenas (=good girls)
Plural nouns need plural adjectives. ....singular nouns need singular adjectives.....English only uses singular....red roses/ rosas rojas (notice rose must be feminine)
I don't get the difference between ' buenos ' and ' buenas ' Can someone explain?
It will never be "buenos noches". "Noche" is not a masculine noun.
Same here.. whey Buenos Dias and why Buenas niche? why cannot it be buenos noche?
bunny girl- that's the way it is, the 2 words must have the same ; singular or plural, but not a mix of the 2
WTF duolingo when i say buenos its like no its buenas. when I say buenas it says its buenos! WTF DUOLINGO