"It is his sweater."
Translation:Es su suéter.
It´s also used for both second and third person (your(s) is also su(s)) You can convey more info by saying ¨Es el suéter de él¨
Ok im mexican tring to get my spanish full. Why is sudadera not in for suéter?
There is a difference between "sweats" and a sweater. I think thats a similar difference between suéter and sudadera
Why is "El (it) es su sueter?" wrong? Is it just that Spanish speakers wouldn't say it like that? (That's often the answer in learning other languages)
When "Es" is in the beginning of a sentence, it is usually implied that it already means "it is".
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Spanish deals differently with It is when using the verb ser. It doesn't use either a masculine or feminine pronoun to indicate it.
I know people from Madrid who would always say "sudadera" and never "suéter". No matter what it's used for. Both words come from English apparently (one translated and one imitates the sound). So I'd say that it has to work.
I learned sudadera as sweat shirt not sweater, but that might be a Spain/Latin American issue as well. But there is a definite difference between sweater and sweat shirt.
"el" is for "the." When you use "es" it gives the meaning of "it is" so literally "es su suéter" is "it is <his/her/its> sweater."
That kinda looks like "He is his sweater" in English. I could be wrong though.
Why is "Es él suéter." Not right? Do you only use "él" at the begining of a sentence?
Su qould be if you were talking to someone with whom you would show respect, i.e. your grandparents, a teacher, an officer, the president, etc. Tu is for someone you know better, like a friend, or a parent, or a sibling, etc.
su is third person (his/her) and formal second face (usted), tu is informal singular second person (your)
Depending on the context of the sentence, esta and es cannot be interchangeable simply because es refers to like, objects or people and esta refers to more places, i believe.
You can't use "suyo" like that. For example, you can say "el suéter es suyo" which means "the sweeter is his/hers"
Thank you for your reply but I was looking for a bit more of an explanation.
Mio, tuyo, suyo are possessive pronouns, like mine, yours, his/hers, and mi, tu, su are possessive adjectives, like my, your, his/her. They are used the same way as in english. So, if you want to say "it's her sweeter" you should use su: "es su suéter", but if you want to say "this sweeter is hers" you use suyo: "este suéter es suyo".
You translated traje like suit and when I put it you said my answer is wrong cause the correct is jersey??? You never taught jersey before!
Very confused with the preposition 'a'... I used it here because I thought you used it when talking about possessives? I said "es a su sueter"...which is marked wrong. Could someone explain why 'a' is not relevant here? Thank you!
xanthebee: I'm not exactly sure what you mean, but prepositions are not used to make possessives. If you what you mean is the Personal a, that is not a preposition: it.s just called that -- Personal a, and it has no equivalent in English. Having said that, the Personal a is only used before all Direct Object Person/s and animal pets.
You may want to check out this link on Preposition a, and other Spanish grammar issues: http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/a
Happy learning! :)
Typo: "If what you mean ..." not "If you what you..." :) (Sorry, I don't have an option to edit from my tablet.)
That's like saying 'it is sweater is yours' . Saying "es su sueter" is the same as "it's your sweater". Saying "el sueter es suyos" is the same as "the sweater is yours", despite having the same meaning, verbally/grammatically they differ.
Why is su pronounced "so" (like 'SO what') instead of "soo" (like scooby dOO)...yo no entiendo. I thought it was "soo" and "soos".
This is something that many Duo users have an issue with, but in terms of Duo exercises it is important that you demonstrate your knowledge of not only meaning, but structure. In Duo's sentence the subject of the sentence is It, in yours it is the sweater. There is not a difference in meaning, but on some similar cases it can have a definite difference in concentration or impact. That is why Duo wants you to remain aware of it. Also in this case, as you will notice, there is a difference in the pronoun that must be used in Spanish. In English, they both are his, but in Spanish one way requires one form and the other another. So noticing these small differences in structure helps you learn correct usage.
I thought "su" meant "your". In that case, the translation would be "it is your sueter" right?
Su can be his, her, their (de ellos or ellas) or your (de usted or ustedes) Your answer would be correct but you didn't translate the word suéter. The English word is sweater.