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When is pantalón used, and when pantalónes?

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I know this is the same as pant / pants, but where "pant" is almost never used in English, in the following lessons there is an example of: "El pantalón te queda grande". Is this the common / preferred way, instead of pantalónes?

6 years ago

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ppeckarsky

There is no accent mark in "pantalones," because the stress naturally falls on the penultimate syllable

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chriscbr

I think pantalón refers to one pair of pants, and pantalónes refers to two pairs of pants.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lumo

As far as I know, one PAIR of pants is called such in spanish as well. PantalónES even if it's one pair.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/happyasaclam

These days, some of the clothing catalogs use the singular form "pant." For example, Ralph Lauren has this: "One of the season's most versatile pieces, this elegant pant is tailored in smooth matte jersey and features a wide flowing leg for a flattering silhouette."

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Neptune

How interesting!! and you are right. We could say in British English, this elegant trouser is tailored . . . However, I cannot say why this is correct. Any comments?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nohaypan

The use of "pant" or "trouser" without the "s" is a pretentious attempt to convey elegance, never used in ordinary speech.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/George_Gibson_77

Pretentious - that is the word I was looking for. I agree with you completely. I do not know if you are still around or not but I will give you a Lingot for that

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ValidUserName

Many historical trousers consisted of two separated leg pieces (which would then be a "pant" or "trouser") that where then attached to varying other parts of the clothing and the english language kept that perception till the present day while in spanish the piece of clothing is typically seen as one entity nowadays. Hence: un pantalón - one (pair of) pants/trousers los pantalónes - multiple (pairs of) pants/trousers

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alicealex

muy interesante!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nickmerrill47

Veo lo que hiciste alli...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/miss_giggle

My mother tongue- Vietnamese is similar, we count pants by pair

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bluebird817

Think of los pantalones as multiple sets of pants, versus el pantalon as one set of pants.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garv.mumbai

first of all, it is pantalones and not pantalónes.. and it is pantalón, not pantalon... be careful about that. second, pantalón is singular form, meaning Only One pant.. Whereas pantalones is plural.. that is two or more pants.... again, be careful about that..

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpeedyHernandez7

pantalon is used if its one pair of pants. pantalones is more than 1 pair

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hannah15lee

When your talking about 1 pair of pants its pantalon....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shredclaw

pantalones is plural. the other is not.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/K_The_King

pantalon means pant, pantalones means pants

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fran.oh
fran.oh
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This is incorrect, see 791011 above.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomasic

pantolon probably singular because panalones has a s at the end so it must be plural.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jtomasic

Yes , but some end in "es"!!!! example: borrador (es) gato (s).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobPeters

I used pantalón = Pant and it marked me correct, even though it said the translation was "pants". I assume that is because in English it is common to say pants, even though it is referred to as "pant" in advertising for TV and print.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnHarding

pantalon is used for singular and pantalones are plural

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/connor.buchikas

NOT USUALLY BECAUS THERE ARE TWO PANTS IN PANTS

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anya15171

pantalón is used when the sentence is singular where as pantalónes is used when the sentence is singular

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelinda

Great question and interesting comments. Another thing - has anyone noticed that lately, it's become hip in the fashion world, at least, to refer to "a well-tailored pant" or "a fabulous shoe"? Shows like "What Not To Wear" use this phrasing all of the time! So funny how language evolves, sometimes even back to where it started!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jack.vandijk@gmail.com

Both in the Dutch and German language it is a singular for one pair of pants (broek in Dutch, hose in German). This is another example of the English language not updating itself. Other examples philosophy and not filosofy, light and not lite. It makes learning to read in elementary school difficult.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/linda_wetherby

The use of the word pant is common in the fashion and retail industries.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/K_The_King

I get the point. Pantalon is one pair of pants and pantalones is multiple pairs.

4 years ago