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Old May 19, 2018, 12:14 PM
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Your idea/His idea

Su idea es estupido. - His/Your idea is stupid.

Esto es ambiguo. ¿Cómo se hace esto específicamente "His" o "Your".
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But more often than not, context will disambiguate.
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I agree with Rusty. It's mostly by the context that one will know whose idea it is, but if you want to be specific, you have to say "la idea de él/usted".

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Su idea es estúpida. (Gender agreement with "idea")
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Su idea es estupido. - His/Your idea is stupid.

Off topic, but I'd like to point out the "stupid" does not always translate directly as "estúpido". I like to think of it as somewhat of a false cognate.


While there is a lot of overlap in the meaning of the two words, estúpido in Spanish is a much harsher, agressive, and offensive word than stupid in English, in my experience at least.


stupid = tonto
estúpido = retarded
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I agree, David.
In this case, probably "su idea es absurda" would be better.
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