https://www.duolingo.com/SapienSpeaker

"Boys eat bread."

5 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TigrouDuRouergue

"In Spanish, you need a definite article in this case": really? the original sentence is nonsensical, there is no easy way to choose a spanish translation over another. Please try to make your exercises more meaningful :(

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arajimi

"Los niños comen pan" is not the same as "boys eat bread." The proper way to say it in English would be "The boys eat bread."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annchop
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What's proper in English isn't necessarily what's proper in Spanish. It would sound bad to a Spanish speaker if someone said "Niños comen pan." If you want to say the English equivalent of "boys eat bread," in Spanish, you HAVE to say, "Los niños comen pan."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidCrandall

Why does this need a definite article for "the boys" here?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Asknoone

Allways "los niños" ?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SapienSpeaker

what's wrong with having the article here... "el pan" vs "pan" I didn't think there was a difference

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Narnito

i think maybe for el pan it needs to be "boys eat the bread" vs "boys eat bread" i dont get the los ninos for this one though

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wannalearnwelsh4

remember to add the Los

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crimescenefairy

If you're supposed to type 'Los niños' in Spanish, then shouldn't it say 'The boys' in English?

5 years ago
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