lo is okay alone

LauraA2Kwiziq community member

lo is okay alone

the most attractive thing about him is his hair


lo menos atractivo de él es su pelo--my answer counted incorrect.  why?  the least attractive  thing about him is his hair.


every translator uses "lo" by itself and not "lo que".

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Laura 

Your sentence would have been correct as well as:

"lo menos atractivo de él es su físico"

However, the structure of the sentence is different here. We put a note so you can see the literal translation. It's saying:

_____ menos atrae de él es su físico. 

 

(The least attractive thing about him is his appearance. 

[lit: The thing that least attracts about him...])

 

So, here, you can't use just "lo" because that would be saying:

"lo menos atrae de él es su físico"

This wouldn´t be grammatically correct. You need "lo que menos atrae..." (What attracts the least..." 

For "lo" to be correct you need an adjective:

"Lo menos atractivo de él es su físico."

This means pretty much the same, doing a superlative. See this lesson here; at the end we use examples with lo + más/menos + adjective.

I hope it helps clarify it.

Saludos

Inma

lo is okay alone

the most attractive thing about him is his hair


lo menos atractivo de él es su pelo--my answer counted incorrect.  why?  the least attractive  thing about him is his hair.


every translator uses "lo" by itself and not "lo que".

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