"She eats a sandwich."
Translation:Ella come un emparedado.
This seems to be an example of one of the problems when trying to learn Spanish. Which Spanish? Spain? Argentina? I can go anywhere in Mexico and use the word torta for sandwich but this program doesn't accept it. I don't actually want to learn more Spanish. I want to learn Mexican much the same as someone coming to the U.S. doesn't want to learn English-they want to learn American.
it's different in different latin countries. It's "sanguche" in Peru, torta is cake. So you'd have to have many different programs for the many different ways you speak spanish. Even in America english is spoken differently west coast to east coast, north to south, so it can be a bit tricky to teach "american" too. Heck Canada is different too, and different on the west coast vs east coast (more than american actually, i would reckon, since "Newfie" is synonymous with "another language").
Because after all masculine nouns an indefinite article or number "uno" becomes to "un". That is a rule.
"un" is used instead of "una" before feminine nouns which begin with a stressed "a" or "ha" (e.g. un águila; un agua; un hacha). Or you can think before feminine nouns which has masculine definite article in singular form (e.g. el águila; el agua; el hacha). But do not confuse plural article of these words are "las" not "los" (las águilas; las aguas; las hachas)
!!!To use "una" instead of "un" is not consider incorrect but it is used very rare today!!!.
Ella come un emparedado. (because "el emparedado"- masculine noun)
Ella bebe un(a) agua. (fits both, prefer to use "un" "el agua" - feminine noun)
Ella tiene un(a) águila (fits both, prefer to use "un" "el águila" - feminine noun)
Un día (not "uno diá" because "el día - masculine noun )
Después un día llavaré a mi casa (the same with a number)
Ella tiene treinta y un amigos (because "los amigos (el amigo)" - masculine noun)
Ella tiene treinta y una amigas (because "las amigas (la amiga)" - feminine noun)
En la granja hay treinta y un(a) hachas (fits both, prefer to use "un" "las hachas (el hacha)" - feminine noun)
Ella tiene veintiún años. (not "veintiuno" because "los años (el año)" - masculine noun )
- Cuántos años tiene ella?
- Ella tiene veintiuno. (because there is no masculine noun after the number )