what does this sentence mean? ¨ ¿Por qué son internacionales estos festivales?

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¿Por qué son internacionales estos festivales?

why are internationals these festivals'''

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updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by maisoncarree

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you might also want to consider an alternative for diferente in this case. Your point doesn't seem to be that there are tourists from countries other than ones that have already been named, which is what the word implies. You seem to be pointing out that there are tourists from several countries, in which case varios or distintos might be more appropriate.

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by David-H
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good point!
now i remember

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by maisoncarree
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Exactly, but as diferentes and paises were spelt incorrectly, I didn't want to bring notice to it. You will notice my answer only mentioned paises.

There are instances where the adjective precedes the noun but these instances alter the meaning.

Un cura grande - A large/big priest
Un gran cura - A great (in stature) priest

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by Eddy
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I am a total rookie but should it not be paises diferentes since the adjectives follow the noun in spanish''

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by Teja-Palla
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I don't see why. After all turistas and paises are nouns as well.

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by Eddy
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well how do i answer something like :" because there are tourists from different countries" in spanish?

my best guess:
porque hay turistas de diferentes paises.

i know it is not grammartical to have el/la before the noun that follows HAY, but is an article needed for "turistas" or "fiderentes paies" in this case?

thanks a million

updated ABR 27, 2008
posted by maisoncarree
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Nancy lee "has dado en el clavo" - she has hit the nail on the head.

updated ABR 26, 2008
posted by Eddy
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why are these festivals international - the structure is similar to French syntax

updated ABR 26, 2008
posted by Nancy-Lee
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lol

updated ABR 26, 2008
posted by Emmanuel5
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i am really confused by the structure of this sentence as well. it however appears in my assignment. perhaps it's just a print error.
damn, i've been spending shit load of time solving this puzzle.

updated ABR 26, 2008
posted by maisoncarree
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As a native english speaker, I wouldnt know what this would mean, but direct translation into English would be, "For what sound international these festivals'" What I think it would mean would be, What makes these Festivals sound international, i think.
Thank you.

updated ABR 26, 2008
posted by Emmanuel5