Is it just me, or has anyone else gotten exercises related to this sentence 6 times so far?
louis- duo wants an effort from you, try to find the correct answer. All three hints aren't correct. Who would call his grandfather old man, even though we know he's old.
I can't read this phrase without recalling Book's annoyance at being called grandpa in Firefly :)
I'm with the other two - Grandad should be equally as acceptable as grandfather and grandpa
Does Spanish not capitalize nouns that are used as proper names? The translation, I believe, should be "Hello, Grandfather." Are Spanish and English different in this?
English does not do it in cases like this either. That is a shockingly common mistake though. It is accepted in times like "Grandpa Jones" or other such examples, but not when simply saying grandpa.
When addressing one's grandfather (as in a card/letter/email) the proper noun takes a capital, as in Dear Granpa. When simply referring to one's grandfather - as in "He is my granpa" - it does not.
I can't believe that noöne's replied to you yet on this matter. I don't know if you still need help with this, but here's something for those who do:
In Spanish the letters b and v are pronounced as /b/ at the beginning of words and after consonants. After/between vowels the two are pronounced as what's known as a "voiced bilabial fricative", which is represented as /β/. It's similar to the English sound /v/ but it's slightly different. The English /v/ is pronounced with the bottom lip and top teeth, whereas /β/ is pronounced using both lips. To my knowledge no natural language distinguishes the two, but if achieving a native-like pronunciation is important to you (it definitely SHOULD be, in my opinion) then you should learn the difference.
I hope this helped someone out!