"This book is very popular among the students."
Translation:Este libro es muy popular entre los estudiantes.
Here I see a specific book that is identified as being unique, and that noun is also masculine. So we use "este" here to indicate it is "THIS" book, (not that book or some other book), and because it is a noun of male gender, we have the "e" on the end of "Es(te)". Is this correct and then would it be correct that "Esto" is the neuter form?
"Libro" is masculine, so the determiner must also me masculine from my understanding. "Esto" is only used when you don't know what the object is (and therefore don't know the gender.
Why not "está" instead of "es"? I thought "es" would be that the book is always popular, but isn't it just popular right now?
How do i know when to use esto or este. i put esto because libro is masculine and it said it was wrong
there are three Spanish words for the English word, "this." They are Este, Esta, and Esto...Este is the masculine form, Esta is feminine, and Esto is used only when it's unclear if you should use masculine or feminine.
Could you ever say 'con las estudiantes' instead of 'entre'? In English, I think it is more natural to say that something is "popular with the students" than to say it is "popular among the students" although both are technically correct.
Why can't we use "famoso" instead of "popular"? :/ It's the same...
Perhaps for inanimate objects we must use "popular", and for living things or people, perhaps "famoso", if you find the answer, please come back and make another post, thanks.
Famous (Famoso) is used for both objects and people. "It is a famous book" (Es un libro famoso) "She is a very famous artist" (Ella es una artista muy famosa)
Popular (Popular) is also used for both objects and people. "It is a popular book" (Es un juego popular) "He is popular" (Él es popular)
But there is a difference in the meaning, in both languages the meaning of these words are different, that must be the reason.
Everything with an "o" at the end is normally male, "a" is female. Then why is este male and esto neutral? Grrr...will i ever remember? ;-)