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"Is the sun in the sky?"

Translation:¿Está el sol en el cielo?

5 years ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JenNaples

I used "Es" instead of "esta" and it's wrong; I don't understand why. Any help??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer
ceaer
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Location is estar.

Two handy mnemonics:

HELP: Health, Emotions, Location, and Present Progressive (The E can remind you that the HELP is for uses of Estar)

BOOTS: Basic Characteristics, Origin, Occupation, and Time use Ser

Estoy sana (health - I am healthy) Estoy feliz (emotion - I am happy) Estoy aquí (location - I am here) Estoy escribiendo (present progressive - I am writing)

Soy alta (basic characteristic- I am tall) Soy norteamericana (origin - I am American) Soy bibliotecaria (occupation - I am a librarian) Son las once y media (time - it is 11:30)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamaud
jamaud
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Thanks, it is beginning to sink in, but this should help .... if only I can remember the mnemonic ...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephenkennedy2

Gracias!muy ayudable!?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

All locations -- except events -- use estar. The 'permanent vs. temporary' thing does not always apply.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JodieLock

https://youtu.be /A0o5FK3TZCs (you'll need to copy and paste ) Try the above link for more mnemonics and explanations

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperHughJorgen

The choice for sun is written with a capital: "Sol", probably needs a fix!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer
ceaer
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That's actually correct in Spanish.

Like how English capitalizes nationalities and religions (and Spanish doesn't), Spanish capitalizes Sol and Luna (and English doesn't).

http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/capitalization.htm

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CGChurch
CGChurch
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This question seems rhetorical

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lester805864

Also, (upside down question mark) Esta (accent over a) en el cielo el sol? is correct.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WodgerWabbit

This is the first time I have seen a question on DL using the English word order... is that common? Or is "¿El sol está en el cielo?" more common?

2 weeks ago