"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

August 8, 2013


I originally read that as "pokemon champion".

January 26, 2014


Me too, weird

October 7, 2017


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

September 24, 2013


It is not correct. It is suppost to be "she finds the letters of her grandmother".

April 3, 2017


The word su is not indicative of gender, so technically "She finds the letters of his grandmother" would be a correct translation. However, when interpreting this sentence, the idea it would be most likely to be trying to communicate would translate best to English as "She finds her grandmother's letters". As with English, when dealing with pronouns, one only uses them if the meaning they convey is not ambiguous.

If one wanted to say "She finds his grandmother's letters" in spanish (and one would be referring to someone who was named previously or would otherwise be clear based on context; e.g. by pointing or being the only masculine figure in the room), one could say it like "Ella encuentra los cartas de la abuela de él" or possibly "Ella encuentra los cartas de su abuela a/de él"... I'm not sure.

June 11, 2017


The pronunciation of abuela, is very bad

June 12, 2014


granny and grandma are the same

January 21, 2014


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

July 30, 2013


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

July 30, 2013


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

August 24, 2014


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?

July 30, 2013


Yes. I am from Mexico = soy de Mexico

July 30, 2013


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

February 12, 2014


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.

October 11, 2013


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

December 21, 2013


"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. :)

February 17, 2014


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

February 17, 2014


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!

February 17, 2014



February 18, 2014


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

April 24, 2014


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.

April 24, 2014


also grandma and grandmom is the same!!!

July 11, 2014


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

September 12, 2014


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

This is different from She finds the letters from her grandmother

November 2, 2014


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?

April 5, 2015


Encuentra - leidma

May 1, 2015


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

September 7, 2017


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?

September 12, 2017



October 2, 2017


What is the difference between granny, and grandma

October 4, 2017


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

October 9, 2017
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