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El Turco
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Jan 29, 2019 at 8:12am

In level 4 lesson 15 this sentence: (I) would like to go for a walk, although (I)’m a little tired(f) has this answer: Quisiera ir a pasear, aunque estoy un poco cansada. Question: Why is cansada not given feminine "una poca".....?

andy@fluenz
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Jan 31, 2019 at 3:50am

The adverbial construction "un poco + adj" normally modifies adjectives and similar words that agree in number and gender with other words ("Ella" here), but it doesn't change itself. Its function is similar to words like "algo":

Ella es un poco gorda. Él es un poco gordo. Ellos son un poco gordos. Ellas son un poco gordas.

Ella es algo gorda. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/un-poco-o-una-poca.638507/

El Turco
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Feb 1, 2019 at 7:48am

Got it! (now I just have to remember it) Thanks.

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