"Es mi pantalón."
One could conceivably say "it is my pants." For example in response to "what is the ugliest item of clothing you've ever seen." I think both responses should be correct, or the question should not be used.
I just had a question in which "they are my clothes" was wrong and "it is my clothes" was correct. Now "It is my pants" is wrong and "They are my pants" is correct! Frustrating to lose one of my precious hearts over such an inconsistency!!
I start over ever time I lose a heart!!! Now I have to start over because of "they are" when it would really translate into "it is"!!!!!!!!!!
This one was tricky! In English "pants" is plural. The sentence literally means "It is my pant"
Shouldn't the sentence be "son mis pantalones" if it means "they are my pants"?
It should be, unless they change their answer to "it is my pants," which is doubtful to happen. .
i would like to know why not too :S
for me the sentence has no sense even in spanish,because pants are plural, and it's not logical to put them in singular...
Why isn't "These are my trousers" correct? Duolingo says "They are my trousers is correct". Is is really correct in English?!?
As 'Es' translates to 'it', the plural form of it = they, so the correct translation is they rather than these. If it was these, then I think the Spanish would be 'Este?
I always thought that the quality of translation shouldn't be in translating literaly but with understanding and with knowing phrases and use of words in different languages, because these things are different, you just can't translate all the sentences exactly as they are if you want the best translation...
They are my trousers. OR They are my pants. are really the only correct translations. It is my pants is not used. El pantalón = a pair of pants (or trousers). The word trousers is used more in Great Britain. It is a little old fashioned in North American usage--and certanly only used for men's pants not womens.
yes - translations into english should be into correct english = "they are my trousers" is correct 99.9% of the time - you almost never have trousers in the singular (or pants for that matter)
So I have always said pantalones when referring to one pair of pants. Does that mean I was incorrect?