It might help to know that salt is feminine, "La sal." So if you hear what sounds like "el sal," just know that it HAS to be "es sal" because "el sal" is not correct.
Thanks! You nailed it. I keep hearing el sal and it never even occurred to me that the word was feminine. LOL
Yes, "sal" is feminine: La sal gorda, la sal fina, las sales marinas...
I never understood why everything was masculine or femenine, i mean when I look at a chair I don't think," Yep that's a female chair"
I'm glad to be French speaking because we work the same way Spanish does.
While that is true in English, Spanish has to have different sexes in their language because if you say, 'La pollo', it won't make sense in Spanish, but in English, its saying, 'The female chicken'. I hope this helped!! :)
True, but what you're thinking is English, right? Spanish language works with feminine and masculine words.
No in english all definite and indefinite articles are neutral. When we want to identify the sex of something we say he or she. If we want to tack on the sex of something it is an adjective the female dog, the male child or we have a noun that carries the information. The woman, the man, the cow, the bull.
You have to distinguish "grammar gender" from "sex" if you want to learn Spanish and other Latin origin languages.
how can a salt be feminine? O.O I'm sorry, this part of Spanish really confuses me.
Me too! I guess maybe saying "is salt" doesn't really make sense, but "it is salt" does, so maybe that's why? If you find out an answer please message me! I'm stuck on this too!
There is no subject pronoun for "it." Instead, it is omitted. It's kind of like "soy." You can say "soy alto" and it is understood that "I" is the subject, even if you don't say, "Yo soy alto."
Es is third person singular, which is used when talking about an obejct so 'es' in this context is 'it is'. Just like 'Es alto' would mean 'he is tall' and not 'is tall'
Nope, actually when you use "this" you're giving some extra information. You're saying that thing is near to you. Somebody could ask "¿qué es eso?" ("what is that?") -"Eso es sal" (THAT is salt). You wouldn't say "this" here, would you?
I see there is a mistake people usually make: adding more information. It's like the ones who ask "If it says "ella", why the translation "woman" is wrong?" Hey! "ella" could also be a girl, so let's no assume that if we want to learn it properly.
Right. Th-ey use to say es sal for short. The sentence could be - this is salt - it is salt
Yes, I see where you're coming from. Sal is the affirmative tú command of salir (to go out, to come out, to leave, etc.). Of course, this doesn't make sense, so it would have to be assumed that you're saying it is salt.
Adolfo Granados.En dos contextos:"Es sal no azucar." Pruébalo y verás que es sal, no otra cosa"
This question is always confuses me , they saying "es" and they want "It is" ,, but "es " means "is"
As I said above, sal is also the affirmative tú command for the verd salir (to go out, to come out, to leave).
gkaton- because in Spanish, when there's no confusion, we omit the pronoun. With es, we know it's 3rd person singular. It can't be, he/she, because salt isn't a person, so it's it
I think really what the question should be is, "what is the translation of it?" mitaine56, although your response does follow Spanish grammar rules, "IT" IS ALWAYS OMITTED. He/she is rarely ever implied to distinguish from "it." There is no subject pronoun for "it" at all. You can also just think that es means "is" if preceded by a pronoun, and, in most cases, "it's" if there is no subject. The same applies with the plural of "it," typically called "they" in English. Without a pronoun, son means "they (it plural) are." E.g. Son paredes. (They are walls.)
Please don't confuse this rule with other points of view (first/second person). "Soy alto" means I am tall,l with the "I" as mitaine56 says, being implied.
The translation tip gives many options for sal but non of them being salt.
Sal can also be the affirmative tú command of salir. However, I agree that giving you three different ways to say "go out"isn't very helpful.
Feminine singular nouns almost ALWAYS end in 'a' and sometimes 'e'. Other endings USUALLY make the word masculine. I hope this helped!
Actually, regular nouns are feminine if they end in -a (la plaza), -z (la naríz), -d (la pared), or -ión (la televisión). Also plurals, so -as, -ces,(z changes to c) -des, or -iones. Also, irregular nouns can be feminine (la mano).
As for -e ending nouns, they can go either way.
hombre (man) = masculine (of course! you wouldn't want a feminine man!) peine (comb) = masculine padre (father) = masculine (no feminine dads)
However: noche = feminine clase = feminine madre = feminine (no masculine mothers, either.)
-e nouns are split about 50/50.
This asked me to type what i hear, not translate. I typed "el sal". This should have been marked as correct
I kept hearing something like "ez" sal - I knew what sal was and I took a shot putting in es - the s kept sounding like a z... :)
why is this one case sensitive, I answered "it is salt", and it said it was wrong and should be "It is salt" ???
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Looks like a bunch of people feel the same. I reported it and complained about the voice recognition. Also upvoted all the similar comments.
Does anyone else miss "es" in every pronunciation exercise? It's apparently the only word I can't pronounce.
I dont know why i cant ever seem to say this right, at leaat according to the app. When i say it i feel like it sounds just like the recording.
Said "es sal" on several passes, said it was incorrect. Said "el sal" this last time and it said it was correct.
I have to say it on the app but for some reason I can't ever get it right. I said it exactly how it sounds.
Voice recognition on this one is spotty. I might test playing back a recording of the example to prove it, i nailed it every time and it says its wrong.
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Does it seem to you guys that no matter how correct you say it, it is almost always not correct accoriding to duo