I don't seem to be getting this lesson. I freely admit there are things above my head. When I just don't get it, I want to move on to other things (to stay motivated) hoping sometime in the future I'll get it then. Sadly, I am stuck on a subject that I won't even use much as a beginner. I'd like to skip it. Just my opinion. Thanks.
This lesson is about nationality adjectives that end in -e for both masculine and feminine. So the adjective has the same form when referring to a man and a woman:
el hombre estadounidense
la mujer estadounidense
You don't need to change the ending depending on being masculine or feminine.
We give lots of adjectives for nationalities in the hint and you have to work out which one to use, i.e. if you see that the adjective ends in -e (as showing in the hint) and then the sentence is using a feminine noun, e.g "la gastronomía..., la cultura..., la lengua..., etc", you need to work out that, as it is an adjective that ends in -e you keep the same form for that feminine word."
Is there anything different that you struggle with?
I appreciate the explanation. I wrote this complaint 3 months ago it seems. I believe I was asking how to skip an area that can seem overwhelming. The lesson had nationalities that I have never heard of before and I felt I wouldn't use it much at an A1 level. Therefore, I wanted to skip it and move on to other subjects more useful. I am okay now. Thanks for the help.
I agree, the questions are endless on obscure nationalities. I have no interest in this, seems ludicrous. I don't even answer the questions and don't want to learn how to spell words like estadounidense.
Hola Randy and Aileen
The lesson will be revised to see if we can use other -e ending nationalities that are more common. Bear in mind though that we're not asking to memorize any odd nationality; in all test questions here you are offered the word in the hint; this is so you understand that if you have a nationality ending in -e (masculine) then you don't need to change it for the feminine form, as we do with regular adjectives ending in -o for masculine and -a for feminine.
In addition to that, there will be lots of students who would find that learning about nationalities such as "estadounidense" or "canadiense" to name some, is really useful.
As said, we'll go back to the lesson to see if we can modify it in terms of using other easier -e ending nationalities.
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