if we are children and we are some children then "we are the children" should be ok ;_;
but this sentence is not definitive, we are children, but we may not be the specific children in question
In French, there is almost always an article before a noun.
Here, "des" is an indefinite article.
"Des" often implies there is no article before the noun in English, but it can be translated into "some".
- For example, "Nous sommes des enfants" translates into "We are children".
I typed "We are the children.", and got the answer is "We are some children." Just what kind of sentence is this?
We just fixed this error: "Nous sommes des enfants" translates to "We are children". Thanks!
still wrong on the phrase "nous sommes des femmes" which shows "we are some women", which confused me because now i dont know whether i should add some or not :l
I had a sudden urge to write "we are beans" instead of the real translation
If some men can be somme hommes and some women can be sont femmes, why is somme enfants wrong?Why sommes?
Here, the subject is the pronoun "nous" (1st person plural). The 1st person plural of verb "être" is "sommes".
In similar sentences, "sommes" would be used with "hommes", "femmes" and "enfants":
Nous sommes des hommes.
Nous sommes des femmes.
Nous sommes des enfants.
Why 'des'?? Earlier it was les hommes, les femmes, les enfants. What is different???
How do you differentiate sont front sommes when they basically have the same function.
Well, they correspond to two different grammatical persons: 'sont' correspond to they (ils) - ils sont - and 'sommes' correspond to we (nous) - nous sommes.
We don't differentiate these persons in English - we speak both 'they are' and 'we are' - but in French such difference exists. The many conjugations of the verb 'être' (to be) - 'suis', 'es', 'est', 'sommes' and 'sont' - should be distinguished in the same way 'am', 'is' and 'are' are distinguished.
i said that they could have access to my microphone, but it turns out... i dont have one so i have to skip all of them XD
Earlier it was les enfants and now des enfants, what is different between these two????
Correct: We are children.
Another way is : "Nous sommes les enfants" which means We are the Children.
Is there any other ways you can make some more sentence friends.