Participle question

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Participle question

I know that it's not the topic of this lesson, but in the sample sentence "Luis y Marta se han vuelto una pareja aburrida," the translation given is "Luis and Marta have become a boring couple." Why not "Luis and Marta have become a bored couple"? 

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola R,

aburrido/-a can mean either bored or boring; we have the same word/form for these, unlike in English: -ing/ -ed, so you need to guess what it means by the context. 

What we mean in this sentence is "the couple have become less interesting as a couple -> "son una pareja aburrida", not "la pareja está aburrida"; in other words, "the couple is boring" not "the couple is bored" 

Inma

Participle question

I know that it's not the topic of this lesson, but in the sample sentence "Luis y Marta se han vuelto una pareja aburrida," the translation given is "Luis and Marta have become a boring couple." Why not "Luis and Marta have become a bored couple"? 

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