buenos, buenas

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In Learn Spanish 1 Greetings and Introductions the flashcards show buenos días (good morning)
and buenas noches (good evening), Why is there an "o" in buenos and an "a" in buenas? How important is it to pronounce the "o" and the "a" when saying good morning and good evening'

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updated FEB 22, 2009
posted by Maria-Russell

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sometimes Mexican people simply say "buenas" as a form of an abbreviated greeting
when what they are understood to be saying is - "buenas tardes" or "buenas noches"

updated FEB 22, 2009
posted by Martin-Rizzi
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agreement

Above is a link discussing Spanish concordancy or matching gender and number between parts of speech.

updated FEB 22, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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Buenos días = Masculine plural (Los días)
Buenas noches = Feminine plural (Las noches)

updated FEB 21, 2009
posted by LadyDi