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"Ellos tienen un abrigo."

Translation:They have a coat.

December 15, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rocko2012

"They have a coat."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IforGot2

I suppose if you have to share one strawberry among multiple persons, sharing one coat is not so crazy.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rosahill

I said overcoat. Why isn't that correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Celadorn

My guess is that "coat" or "abrigo" probably refers to coats in general, where as the word "overcoat" refers to a particular type of coat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/merens

Why not Ellas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/infinitebuffalo

Did you try it?

Ellas refers specifically to an all-female group, where ellos is for any mixed or all-male group, but if given the word 'they' without further context, either should be acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spanishlover8152

Could it have been they have a jacket too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RyagonIV

No. Abrigo is a coat, longer and snazzier. Chaqueta is "jacket".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ar321

it is illogical that 2 or more people would have just one coat


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankEdger

I wonder how it's decided which person wears the coat.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarkDreame2

Whats the difference between "tiene" and "tienen"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/infinitebuffalo

Number. One person: "él/ella tiene"; multiple people: "ellos/ellas tienen".

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