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Choosing between el/la during translation the image

Dont you think is a little bit uncomfortable solution? We are able to do whole excercices without using the mouse but not this one. Maybe the good solution will be like the one with choosing the right translation (using 1/2/3 in keyboard)? What do you think about that?

September 26, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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I think that if you just start typing "el" or "la" you will find that you can input it without using the mouse.

September 26, 2013

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eh, i never tried to do this but its really works so i think this is the end ot this thread tenga un dia bueno

September 26, 2013

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You kinda had it right using the subjunctive, but what they would usually say is "Que tengas un buen día." It means something like "I hope you have a good day" or "Have a good day." Remember that "Día bueno" is the same as "buen día".

September 26, 2013

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yes i know about already whole sentence about dia bueno / buen dia. is it the same like in 'gran / grande'? am i correct? gran dia, dia grande?

September 26, 2013

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Yep! Also remember that if you want to call something good, and it's feminine, it stays the same, and doesn't lose the ending. Here's what I mean: Good girl = Chica buena = Buena chica. There are many more words like this.

September 26, 2013

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so with masculine its like buen chico, right? thanks very much. i try to catch every thing like this to improve my spanish, que tengas un buen dia, eres buen amigo ;p

September 26, 2013

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i think this tree is too long ;p un thing is because of my lack in english, not spanish, but thanks anyway ;)

September 26, 2013

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Yes, "buen chico" is correct. And you're very welcome.

btw: "eres un buen amigo"

It wouldn't let me reply to your comment so I posted it here.

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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Lol I was going to correct your Spanish until I figured out it was subjunctive. Gracias por enseñarme algo

September 26, 2013

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gracias also, coz i made a mistake, it had to be 'tienes un dia bueno' ;p but now i see i write correctly probably, to wish anything to anybody i should use subjuncative insted of indicative, am i correct?

September 26, 2013

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I haven't covered subjunctive yet, but I think you got it right. Here's one reference. http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=14724

From what I'm reading, the full phrase is "que tenga un buen dia" or "que tengas un buen dia" for familiar you. And, it looks like you can just shorten it to "Tenga un buen dia."

They are saying that if you put it in the imperative like it's done in English that that would be rude because you would be commanding someone to have a good day. "Ten un buen dia."

This was a nice intro into subjunctive and how it's used for uncertain, unpredictable things.

This phrase should probably have been in the Phrases lesson. But... people would have had a hiss fit with the subjunctive. Maybe, Duolingo introduces it way at the bottom of the tree in the subjunctive lesson.

September 26, 2013

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so you confirmed what i already know about subjunactive. about my shorter phrase. i thought if in english is 'have a nice day' in spanish would be the same, so i put spanish words in correct order and made my 'tenga un dia bueno' ;p and by a mistake i used correct form of 'tener' word ;) so now we are both a little bit smarter

September 26, 2013

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I'm thinking he either should have said buenos dias, or buenas tardes.

September 26, 2013

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it means 'good morning' / 'good afternoon' as a welcome phrase

September 26, 2013
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