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"Los sombreros rojos"

Translation:The red hats

December 20, 2012



Does "Los rojos sombreros" make sense in Spanish?


Adjectives follow nouns when you're distinguishing something from other things. As in, the red hats, as opposed to the blue hats. Saying "los rojos sombreros" sounds like you're saying that all hats are red, like talking about "la blanca nieve" (the white snow), that is, being white is an inherent property of snow, whereas being red is not an inherent property of being a hat.


I don't know why, but I find this rule cool. :)


is sombrero really a common way to say hat in other countries?


In my country we only use the Spanish borrowing "sombrero" to define the Mexican type of hat, while there is a different word for the "hat" in general and several others for various types of hats. What I'm curious about is whether the people in Spanish-speaking countries have any specific word to refer to the Mexican sombrero as opposed to all others.


Here in EspaƱa, we say "sombrero" for all hats


Thanks, that helped!


"I find the concept of giving attributes of an object AFTER the object to make a lot of sense even if it's completely strange to me as a native english speaker. Instead of say, "the red 4-door car" which in your mind you get something is red, then oh, it's red and has 4 doors, then finally, you figure out they are talking about a car with 4 doors and a red paint job. You get it's, "hey there's a car, and it's red with 4 doors". you get the object first then modify it in your mind instead of trying to figure out what they are describing before they tell you." -legere http://duolingo.com/#!/comment/85061


Thats a really good point it makes ideas form faster and your mind doesnt get stuck picturing the wrong thing


It's all about your main language,I found it easier when adjectives comes after nouns because I find that in arabic, but as I am learning spanish using english, which I am not very good at it, it seems more difficult. It needs me to think of the arabic way.


How do i know if its "color then hats or" something then the color


why do red and hats switch

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    How come I cannot say The hats are red?


    I wrote the hats are red rather than the red hat.


    Couldn't this be the hats are red?


    is "The hats are red" wrong?


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