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"Es mi pantalón."

December 30, 2012

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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.


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!!


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

Totally agree!


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"!!!!!!!!!!


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

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


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

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


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

Yes, so confused @@


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

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


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. .


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

Yes, if pants was plural in Spanish.


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

These are my pants.

Is it not a valid translation??


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...


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

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


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

why are trousers wrong?


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?!?


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?


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...


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.


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

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


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)


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

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


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

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


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

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


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?


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

I would have said "these are my pants."

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