"We eat an apple."
Translation:Nosotros comemos una manzana.
Well, depends if we are talking about a group of "women" or "men"/"men and women" no?
Yes of course, but since neither is specified, both nosotras and nosotros can apply here.
I'll probably never say this sentence in real life. How about we "are" eating apples?
karen_delight, this is an incorrect translation. you've written "we are to eat apples". we eat an apple is "nosotros comemos una manzana"
It can mean both, actually. What David wrote is just used to emphasize that it's currently happening (kind of like how sometimes people say "We are in the process of..." or "We are currently [doing something]" in English).
I figured the answer out. It was BOTH sentences. The ones with "nosotros" and "nosotras". It says "ALL" correct answers! They gave us the option to select more than one answer.
it says manzana is feminine not masculine, what about "we" is un/una not intended to match the feminine/masculine side of "we"?
Right. Articles are matched with the nouns. The speaker determines the we pronoun.
What is the difference between nosotros and nosotras? Is it to do with male/female?
Yes. Nosotras is for a group of women only. A group of men, or both genders is Nosotros.
Why is it Nosotras? Is it because manzana is feminine or because the 'we' is feminine? (Which we have no way of telling from the question).
the "we" means a group of women (without men, with 1 man in the group it would be nosotros). that's why you need to take "nosotras" but in the other case "nosotros".
Thanks. But there is no way of telling whether this is a female or male group from the question. We are simply told to translate 'we eat an apple'. Therefore do we just asume and use the masculine form?
Most of the time you have to imagine that it's a group with at least one man and so it has to be in the masculine form.
ComEN means THEY (plural) are eating. ComeMOS means WE are eating. Since the sentence started with Nosotros/we, the correct word to use is comeMOS.
Either nosotros or nosotras should be considered correct depending on the gender of the writer
it's spanish, but the same is true in italian, french and german. you just have to learn the article (el OR la) along with the noun. lo siento
ArsenalFan24, you would use nosotras if the "we" we are talking about is ALL female
So how do I know if it's a masculine noun or a feminine noun? Do I have to memorize every words?
YerrinShin, it WOULD help to memorize, but one help is that most nouns that end in "a" are feminine, most nouns that end in "o" are masculine, BUT, not all
Sorry of I missed the answer to this, but what would I say if I wanted to say that a group of men AND women, or boys AND girls, were eating the apple? Thanks!1
HopeC5, nosotros comemos la manzana if you are saying "we" and ellos comen la manzana if you are saying "they"
joshuajackson06, use un before a masculine noun and una before a feminine noun: un nino and una nina, un libro and una mesa
Okay, I still don't understand what makes "Manzana" feminine... Am I missing something that makes an apple a female?
CollinColt, in spanish ALL nouns have gender, i.e., masculine or feminine. you have to LEARN them. there are, however, some clues, e.g., USUALLY, nouns that end in an "a" like manzana are feminine, but, there are exceptions, dia, e.g.
Is there one way to know when to use "el", "la", "un", and "una" at the front of a word like "vino"?
YerrinShin, if the word is masculine use el or un, if it is feminine use la or una
For this question, I wrote: nosotros comemos un manzano. Why is the masculine form incorrect?
nashaycolv, it's not the masculine form that is incorrect, it's the "un manzano" that's incorrect. correct is "una manzana"
diamond641, it's comemos because that's how to say we eat. it's not comen because that's the infinitive which has to be conjugated
allworld13, no, it's the direct or indirect object of nosotros and means "us"
iluvaminals, use comemos when you want to say "we", comes means YOU eat
Bumbumchan, "nos" means us or to us or ourselves or each other, e.g., nos vemos means we will see each other, it is often used when saying good bye