https://www.duolingo.com/pyt713

"Es mi pantalón."

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scrat

agree

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jngov

Totally agree!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HayoJongejans

I agree!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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"!!!!!!!!!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Decasablanca

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pyt713

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rice00cake

Yes, so confused @@

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiki_y
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Shouldn't the sentence be "son mis pantalones" if it means "they are my pants"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jill.99
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It should be, unless they change their answer to "it is my pants," which is doubtful to happen. .

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewHj

Yes, if pants was plural in Spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seyderlitz

These are my pants.

Is it not a valid translation??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maddycz
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It is my pant?! That is not correct English!!!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bartolichjanos

why are trousers wrong?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tymsiejk
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Why isn't "These are my trousers" correct? Duolingo says "They are my trousers is correct". Is is really correct in English?!?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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...

5 years ago

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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lydiapua0930

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

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpanishSeeker

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cwparri

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A.Guy
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FFS, why can't i use "trousers"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Flurryninja

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tantenita

I would have said "these are my pants."

5 years ago
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