When you look at it, from an outsider’s point of view, it must seem a funny old word:
But there you have it, and it is what it is!
Of course in English, that word even has a meaning, as in progeny, e.g., “I met your youngest son at Julia’s wedding.”
None of that is going to help us here…let’s get back to the Spanish word:
Son inglesas They’re English
Son españolas They’re Spanish
Son inteligentes They’re intelligent
Son tontas They’re silly
Are they, really??
¿Son inglesas? Are they English?
¿Son españolas? Are they Spanish?
¿Son inteligentes? Are they intelligent?
¿Son tontas? Are they silly?
I know we don’t want to be negative here, but there is a time in learning Spanish when you need to be able to deal with a bit of negativity!
No, They’re not!
No son inglesas They’re not English (They aren’t English)
No son españolas They’re not Spanish (They aren’t Spanish)
No son inteligentes They’re not intelligent (They aren’t intelligent)
No son tontas They’re not silly (They aren’t silly)
All of this could lead to some interesting observations and more complex sentences about people! When learning a new language, it helps immensely to make your very own sample sentences to practise the language with.
A typical conversation could go something like this:
You: Son inglesas?
Friend: No, no son inglesas. Son españolas.
You: Son inteligentes?
Friend : No, no son inteligentes. Son tontas.
Make up your very own sentences, relevant to you, your family and friends, other collective groups you want to talk about. eg. “My daughters are wonderful.” “My teachers are intelligent” etc. Use Spanish.Dict.com to find suitable words to use in your context.
Was that confusing for you?
Have I not been clear enough?
Do you need more examples and more vocabulary?
Everyone’s different and that’s ok!
TELL ME WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IN SPANISH AND LET ME HELP YOU WITH SPANISH.
I hope this helps…