"Ellos tienen un abrigo."

Translation:They have a coat.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
rocko2012
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"They have a coat."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IforGot2
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I suppose if you have to share one strawberry among multiple persons, sharing one coat is not so crazy.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rosahill

I said overcoat. Why isn't that correct?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/merens

Why not Ellas

4 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spanishlover8152

Could it have been they have a jacket too

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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No. Abrigo is a coat, longer and snazzier. Chaqueta is "jacket".

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sfeseha

good for them

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ar321

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

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankEdger
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I wonder how it's decided which person wears the coat.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarkDreame2

Whats the difference between "tiene" and "tienen"

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/infinitebuffalo
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Number. One person: "él/ella tiene"; multiple people: "ellos/ellas tienen".

5 months ago
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