Saturday, 17 November 2012

Is That A Cotton Shirt?


SCENARIO
Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague. You are talking about clothes. At some point, the other person points to your shirt and says to you something like: "is that a cotton shirt?"

In Spanish, the other person would more likely say:
¿Esa camisa es de algodón?


OUR TIP
The question refers to a feminine single item word and is a straight forward invitation for you to state if that single item, the shirt in question is a cotton shirt. The answer could be a simple yes/ no. However, you could easily be more informative with very little additional effort.

Have a look at some examples of how you could reply:
  • Sí, esta camisa es de algodón (yes, this shirt is a cotton shirt);
  • No, esta camisa no es de algodón (no, this shirt is not a cotton shirt);
  • No, esta camisa no es de algodón, es de seda (no, this shirt is not a cotton shirt, it is a silk shirt);

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Esa camisa es de algodón?

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