María no oye bien. Tiene un problema con sus oídos.

ColinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

María no oye bien. Tiene un problema con sus oídos.

Hi,

I cannot understand why the plural of oído is used above.

I presume it's just the Spanish way because we have two ears.

Is  that right?

Thanks.

Saludos,

Colin

Asked 5 months ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Colin

You've got it right! In Spanish, when referring to the sense of hearing, it's common to use the plural "oídos" because, as you mentioned, humans have two ears. So, saying "María no oye bien. Tiene un problema con sus oídos" is indeed the Spanish way of indicating issues with hearing. 

Nevertheless, it would also not be incorrect to use the singular "oído" to refer to both the organ and the bodily sense.

If you have any more questions or if there's anything else I can help you with, feel free to ask.

Saludos

Silvia

María no oye bien. Tiene un problema con sus oídos.

Hi,

I cannot understand why the plural of oído is used above.

I presume it's just the Spanish way because we have two ears.

Is  that right?

Thanks.

Saludos,

Colin

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