dia is masculine and noche is feminine. Thus Bueno/a is subject to change.
You can also say "buena noche" in singular but is not very comon, the same for mornings "buen día". Its just the way we use it, plural.
Buenos días, [to 14 00 aprox]
Buenas tardes, [until sunset]
But all these are used only when you wanna say to someone "goodbye" , or for "hello " too?
See, "night"/"nights" (sub.) are feminine words, so, "good" (adj.) have to be feminine too. Undestand? Then, "day" /"days" (sub.) is a masculine word, so, "good" (adj.) have to be masculine too. In Spanish adjectives have gender and change with the subject.
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My take on it is a bit complicated but to put it simply for me it helps when you think of it like this night is associated with the word Moon I had another word used to represent moon is Luna and Luna and just 'A' while Sun which is day ends with a consonant.
...and German has three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter.
This is the way "good night" is said in Spanish. It is just something that you have to remember.
In Spanish it is in plural, not in singular way. In some places say that in singular but it is not common. So, say it allways in plural.
Arriving & leaving. My ? was when do we use it? In English we don't arrive and say "Goodnight", we say good evening, even if it's quite late in the night, and we say good night when leaving only. We might say it's a fine night in passing, but good evening is clearly a greeting and goodnight a partial goodbye. Thanx for answering my question!
For greeting upon arriving you can say "buenas tardes". It is used for both "good evening" and "good afternoon"
For greeting: - Buenos días (good morning, till lunchtime) - Buenas tardes (good evening, from lunchtime to sunset) - Buenas noches (same of good evening but from sunset). and "hola" (hello) anytime
For saying goodbye: - Adiós (bye) - chao (like the italian word ciao) - also "Buenas noches" just when you go to bed
And it's ok to say goodbye with "buen día", if it's 10am and go to someother place. At least in Argentina. It's like say "have a good day" in short form.
Because doesn't exist "good evening" in Spanish, that is only "buenas noches"
Can be "have a nice evening" instead of "have a great evening" as well right?
Good afternoon is 'Buenas tardes' especially if you want to greet someone. You can use it to greet someone good evening as well.
Morning : mañanas Noon : medio dia Evening/afternoon : tarde Night : noche
Why is it buenas/buenos? Why not buena or bueno? How can we know when to use the singular forms and when to use the plurals?
It's just the normal way to say this greetings in Spanish, it's different in each language. There isn't a rule for that.
Good morning = Buenos días / buen día (daybreak to 12pm). The only one you can say in plural and in singular.
Good afernoon = Buenas tardes (12pm to sunset, in some countries until 7pm or 8pm). Allways in plural.
Good evening = Buenas tardes (12pm to sunset). In Spanish, evening and afertoon have only one translation, and it's allways in plural.
Good night = Buenas noches (sunset to daybreak, in some countries since 6pm or 7pm). Allways in plural. The night after 12am is called "madrugada", but in general, nobody say "buenas marugadas", if anyone says that it's like jockingly.
the noun "día" is masculine and the noun "noche" is feminine. it's just the way it is.
arabic has this case too!it has gender for every noun !! For example sun is a female and moon is a male !! :)))
Most of the words that finish with an (a) are feminine (o) masculine La casa, la silla and mostly in animals just by gender. But still you have to memorize.
I put buenas not buenos would that have count as a misspelled? Puse buenas no buenos tendría que haber contar como un mal escrito?
It's just you change the gender, then it counts like an error, not a misspelled. If you put "bunos", or "beunos", maybe can be accepted, because they are not words and have no meaning.
what is the difference between buenos and buenas? Is it feminine and masculine?
Yes, exactly... "buenos" is an adjective for masculine nouns and "buenas" is an adjective for feminine nouns.
The spelling is noches but it says like norches . is that the pronounciation or its duolingo's fault?
Yes, sure. In spanish there isn't really a clear distinction between late afternoon and early night/evening so both greetings are acceptable.
In english you would say good evening, unless it's really late or you are about to go to bed...
Those are punctuation marks. In Spanish, you place an inverted exclamation point before an exclamatory sentence, then a regular exclamation point after the sentence. There are no spaces between the word and the exclamation point.
You do the same with an interrogative sentence: you place an inverted question mark before the sentence and a regular question mark after the sentence.
por favor = please
gracias = thank you
makes no sense buenas notes means good night and good evening so if u put both of the answers it should be right but it says it is wrong
buenas tardes = "good afternoon" AND ALSO "good evening"
buenas noches = only means "good night"
Why do you say buenas for night and buenos for day?i thought noches and dias signified the difference.
So,in popular (Buenas noches) that's the correct one or what cause I feel confused
Hello this isnt specifically meant for this sentence but I'm new to Duolingo. I was wondering how should I complete my lessons. Should I get all of the skills to lesson 1 first or should I complete all of a skill's lessons then start on the next skill?
I'm confused i know noches is both night and evening but on one of the questions i put evening and it said i was wrong...am i missing something?
Why buenas for nights(is night feminine?)? And buenos for day/morning(is morning masculine?)?
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Because it expresses the wish from the speaker to whomever they're speaking to that they have "good nights" from then until the next time the speaker sees them.
No, because on this site you are translating it to the English language. Duolingo takes your translation as a whole sentence, so grammar and not just individual word definition must play a part. Good nights is not an English expression really. Hope that makes sense :)
In Spanish this phrase is expresed in plural in general, not in singular. It is not like in English.
These are expressions that have the sense taht: You wishing that person not only for that "night" but for other nights "life continues". Because in Portuguese you say it in singular "Boa Noite" not "Boas noites" plural. and "Bom dia" not "bons dias".
shu shu when in Spain I say buenos noche and when i'm going home and will not see them till morning i say notches, whether I'm right or wrong they don't seem to mater and it's not the end of the word. to me noche is 1 noches is 2 nights but when in Rome (Spain)
notches is not a word ....unless this was a typo... and yes you can say "la noche" for one night. But when saying ..good night ... it is always "buenas noches" ... here in South America and in Spain...(Rome) lol
Hey ! So both "when we greet someone in the evening" and "when we say byebye to them in the evening", we use the same phrase buenas noches?
Is that so ? Thx !
Yes, we do not have a different word for evening and afternoon. But when there is no light, say 21:00, we start saying 'noche' rather than 'tarde'
You can say "buenas tardes" from 12pm to sunset. If the sunset cames, then you should say "buenas noches".
OK, BUENAS NOCHES MEANS GOOD NIGHTS THAT WHY IT IS IN PLURAL !! WHAT IS THIS I PUT LIKE THIS AND SAYS A MISTAKE! THEY HAVE A MISTAKE CANNOT RECOGNIZE WHEN IT IS PLURAL I MEAN....
Even though buenos noches literally means good nights, it is used in the evening to mean good night.
"BuenAs noches." with an "A" not an "O."