"My shoes are yellow."
Translation:Mis zapatos son amarillos.
Would "Los zapatos de mios son amarillos" also be accepted or is that too awkward?
Actually that is not at all awkward because it still means : "My shoes are yellow." That is actually correct and should be accepted!! Nice answer!!;)
It shouldnt really matter if you answer the question whether it is feminine or masculine: el-masculine, la-feminine.
So what's the difference between "Mi zapatos" and "Mis zapatos" and why is the first incorrect?
In Spanish the possessive adjective (mi) also has a plural form (mis) which you must use for plural objects: «Mi libro» vs «Mis libros» ("My book" vs "My books"). This is also true of object pronouns which you'll encounter later: «Yo la tengo» vs «Yo las tengo» ("I have it" vs "I have them").
I hope this helps!
Because it is el zapato or los zapatos, not la or las. It is a case of feminine versus mescaline words.
Just to clarify, the color has to agree with the noun it is modifying, right? So it's "los zapatos amarillos," but "las camisas amarillas."
I wonder if the place Amerillo has a historical link to America's spanish colonial past. Some kind of yellow plains reference perhaps...
«Mi» is the singular, and «Mis» is the plural version. «Mi perro» is my dog, and «Mis perros» is my dogs. Make sense?
I'm confused. In an earlier question, there was the distinction between "my purple hat" and "my hat is (implied: the color) purple", where the color purple is a noun and doesn't agree with the subject hat, so "mi sombrero es purpura" not "mi sombrero es purpuro" This looks to me like the same construction, but here yellow DOES have to agree with the shoes. Why? Shouldn't it be "mis zapatos son amarillo" / "my shoes are (the color) yellow"?
A couple of things:
- In your sentences, the color of the shoes is not a noun, it's an adjective.
- «púrpura» doesn't conjugate to match the noun like most other adjectives, because it's masculine ending in -a. Some adjectives just don't change: «habil», «feliz», «marrón», etc
- Because it's an adjective, the sentence really is «Mis zapatos son amarillos» so they match the gender and plural-ness of the noun.
why is it "mis" and "son" together? shouldn't it be "mis" and "somos" because it is multiple?
Somos is the conjugation for "we," so if you said "Somos amarillos" you would be saying that not only are your shoes yellow, but you are too. "Son" is the verb for "them" or "they."