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"Ella encuentra las cartas de su abuela."

Translation:She finds her grandmother's letters.

July 30, 2013



I'm not sure why "cards" would not be accepted for cartas, for all we know her grandma was former poker champion


I originally read that as "pokemon champion".


Is "she finds the letters of his grandmother" not correct? Su being his and her.


granny and grandma are the same


The pronunciation of abuela, is very bad


why ''she finds the letters from her grandmother'' is no good?


I think 'of her grandmother' would be ok, but 'from' (desde) and 'of' (de) are not the same. Grandmother may have possessed the letters but not written the letters


8/25/14 rsprenq "of her grandmother" was not accepted today. I bet it was accepted previously. So, so annoying.


oh i see, thanks! :)

but there are some cases where "de" is used as "from", no? otherwise why Duolingo offers it to me as a translation when i hoover over "de" in the sentence?


Yes. I am from Mexico = soy de Mexico


"she finds the letters from her grandmother." is accepted.


In English the grammar sounds wrong to say "of her grandmother". "Her grandmother's" sounds normal, but if I heard someone say "of her grandmother" I would automatically think English wasn't their first language.


I get so confused with 'su' and 'sus' someone help please?!


"Su" means "his," "her," and "your." (Your/his/her shirt = Su camisa.)

"Sus" means "their." (Their shirts = Sus camisas.)

EDIT: "Sus" can also mean your/his/her, when the article mentioned is plural. (Her shirts = Sus camisas.)

You just have to pay attention to the context to know who and what it's about, and then you'll be all set. :)


just a small correction" "su" can also mean "their" as in "their car"


So then I guess it's pretty simple; "su" can mean any singular reference to an article under possession, and "sus" can mean any plural reference to the same. (Su falda = your/their/his/her shirt. Sus faldas = your/their/his/her shirts.) Context becomes very important with these words.

EDIT: A bit of an expansion on the importance of context.

Looking at the context, we would know that if I say, "Mi madre come su fruta," my mother eats "her" fruit.

If I say, "Mi padre come su fruta," we know that my father eats HIS fruit; "su" therefore means "his" in this sentence.

If we said "Mis padres comen su fruta," though it is still singular, "su" refers to "their" fruit.

"Mis padres comen sus frutas y vegetales" would mean that my parents eat "their" fruits and vegetables (plural).

Hoping this makes at least a little sense. Sorry for the lengthy comment!


Is it totally wrong to intepret this as "she eats his fruit" If the context is your mother eating your fathers fruit? Thanks


I don't see why not :) Since "su" can mean so many different things, I don't think there's any reason that it would be wrong. Context is very important though, so watch for signs from that.


also grandma and grandmom is the same!!!


how about "she finds your grandmother's letters"? I was marked wrong, but can't su be used for his/her/your (usted)/their?


She finds the letters of her grandmother What would that be in Spanish???

This is different from She finds the letters from her grandmother


On this type of question I think it would be an improvement if it gave the English translation even when the correct word was selected?


Encuentra - leidma


why is " She finds her grandmother's letters " not correct? I was marked incorrect!


Wait... I put in "she locates her grandmother's letters" and it was marked wrong. I know that that is a strange sentence, but aren't those two words basically synonymous?


What is the difference between granny, and grandma


If you type in "Grandmom" it marks it wrong and says you should put "Grandma"


she finds the letters of her grandmother


she finds the letters of her grandmother

marked incorrect


"She finds the letters of her grandmother" is marked incorrect, 6.-20-20

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