https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pyt713

"Es mi pantalón."

December 30, 2012

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rubyji

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.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scrat

agree

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GenevaSlim

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!!

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jngov

Totally agree!

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HayoJongejans

I agree!

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alubalu

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"!!!!!!!!!!

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Decasablanca

I would call this a bad sentence in both spanish and english.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pyt713

This one was tricky! In English "pants" is plural. The sentence literally means "It is my pant"

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/an.roar

Yes, so confused @@

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kiki_y

Shouldn't the sentence be "son mis pantalones" if it means "they are my pants"?

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jill.99

It should be, unless they change their answer to "it is my pants," which is doubtful to happen. .

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewHj

Yes, if pants was plural in Spanish.

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Seyderlitz

These are my pants.

Is it not a valid translation??

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petrica0610

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...

April 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maddycz

It is my pant?! That is not correct English!!!!

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bartolichjanos

why are trousers wrong?

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tymsiejk

Why isn't "These are my trousers" correct? Duolingo says "They are my trousers is correct". Is is really correct in English?!?

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvilEllie

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?

April 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/petrica0610

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...

April 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Talca

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.

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lydiapua0930

I supposed 'es' is used to describe singular noun?

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ionasky

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)

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SpanishSeeker

In English the singular and plural form of "pants" is pants.

May 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cwparri

I use "trousers" not pants - that's underwear

February 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A.Guy

FFS, why can't i use "trousers"?

March 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flurryninja

So I have always said pantalones when referring to one pair of pants. Does that mean I was incorrect?

April 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tantenita

I would have said "these are my pants."

May 6, 2013
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