"Вы женщины."

Translation:You are women.

November 4, 2015



I translated this as, 'you are a woman'. It said I was wrong and corrected it as 'you are women' - that doesn't make sense

November 4, 2015


женщины = womEn. it says so in the hint. женщинa = womAn.

November 4, 2015


How differs this in pronunciation?

December 4, 2018


My problem is writing, not meaning.

May 5, 2017


Actually it does make sense, here's why: Ты женщина means "you are (singular) a woman", while вы женщины means "you are (plural) women".

April 25, 2016


Sorry, but the change of ты и вы you did is pointless. Вы is the formal way of saying you. You would say вы when talking to your boss, or new people or sometimes your parents. Ты is the more affectionate way to say this.

June 11, 2017


No, it is not pointless. Вы MAY be a formal way of saying singular you, but it is also the only way of saying plural you. In this exercise вы is being used in plural, so вы is NOT replacing ты here. There is no way of using ты in this sentence.

Ты - You (singular, informal)
Вы - You (singular, formal)

Вы - You (plural, informal)
Вы - You (plural, formal)

June 12, 2017


Thanks so much for this (valeu cara)

June 11, 2018


Actually it doesnt make sense because the literally translation makes no sense in english.

June 2, 2016


You are probably misunderstanding it, but the translation is "you are women" and it makes sense in english.

June 2, 2016


It makes perfect sense in English. If you're talking to a group of women and they ask, 'what are we?', you can say 'you are women'.

November 12, 2016


If you're looking for a specific group of women, you would say with the article, you are THE women.

July 19, 2019


It hapend to me to

April 13, 2019



January 22, 2019


Don't make sense

April 19, 2018


y'all wasn't accepted

April 2, 2017


What exactly is the Russian plural marker?

November 10, 2015


How plurality is expressed depends on the noun's case. This might help get your started: http://www.russianlessons.net/lessons/lesson11_main.php

November 23, 2015


If I understand it well, ты used for a person and вы used for group of persons... Saying "you are women" is like addressing to some group of ladies.

July 6, 2018


You are the women should be correct, right?

October 3, 2016


Not wrong, but rather strange in English to use the definite article here, I'd say.

It's rather strange to be stating something obvious like: "You are women" in the first place, but even stranger to say: "You are the women."

We can't really know, without further context, but as none is given, better to leave it out, in my opinion - it certainly reads more naturally.

October 5, 2016


Scenario for "you are the women": Role-play; teacher explains the various roles (e.g., three girls, one tiger, two doors (this for the weaker students or the shy ones), and two women). She turns to two students, and says, "You are the women."

June 1, 2018


Exactly. "You are the women"

February 2, 2019


It rhymes :)

September 2, 2017


You are women wasn't accepted, suggested as correct "you are females". Although the cap is containing my version.

What the hell is going on here?

April 28, 2018


Yeah this happened also to me ...that's strange:/

April 30, 2018


Couldn't it also mean You women?

September 22, 2018


It might sound pedantic, but not with a full stop there, no. It's clearly a complete sentence, which: "You women" isn't, in English. "You women what?"

September 22, 2018


Pronunciation was not clear to me.

December 14, 2018


I typed it as 'are you women' and it said that it is 'you are women' i didn't really get that, please if anyone could help me with that

January 4, 2019


The only difference is punctuation. There's no question mark, so it's a statement, not a question. In English, the word order: "Are you women?" (even with a missed question mark) indicates it can only be a question. So not a correct translation.

January 4, 2019


-Do you want to know why we complain so much about these details? -You are women

July 23, 2019


I said corect but it not pass

June 24, 2019


"Вы" vs "Ты" ??

August 9, 2019


Polite form of "you", OR as in this case, plural "you" (where Americans might say: "You all", or "Y'all"). "Ты" is only ever singular (there's no informal plural), so we know it couldn't apply here, because "women" ("женщины") is plural.

August 9, 2019


But isn't Bы a single person pronoun? If so, don't we need an article--either A or the?

November 4, 2015


It is the plural "you", but it can also be used for the formal (polite) singular you. The noun is in its plural form which tips you off that it cannot be the singular you. http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-russian/you

November 5, 2015


Oh cool, thank you

November 5, 2015


Damn, way to go on the learning streak.

November 12, 2016


Why is it Вы instead of ты

January 5, 2016


Because 'вы' can also be plural, when talking to a group of people. For example, 'Вы женщины' means 'You (lot) are women'.

January 5, 2016


thanks for the reply. Hope you enjoy your Russian?

January 13, 2016


No problem ^^ you too

January 13, 2016


I answered "You're a woman," and it corrected me saying "You are women." That's not even proper grammar. Someone please explain my error.

May 26, 2018


"женщины" is plural - women. So the translation can't possibly be singular (woman). Further, even though the phrase may sound a little odd or unusual, because we don't often need to tell women what they are, there's nothing grammatically wrong with it at all. Telling a group of people: "You are women" is not really any stranger than telling one person: "You are a woman."

May 26, 2018


Ypu are a woman should be accepted

April 25, 2019


I said with the last one that he does not eat on my brother did anyone come this one did it right the first time and then said it a million times at me

May 22, 2019


The correct answer is females (?!?) Really?? Which is the difference between females and woman? (Gramatically, of course)

March 4, 2018


I did it right

July 7, 2018


I did it right

July 17, 2018


My first answer is "you are a women" and yes i admit that that's wrong. Вы = you plural, so i answer "you are woman" here, but it says i'm still wrong "you are females"

December 14, 2017


You are women -- that does not make sense in English...

April 2, 2016


It makes perfect sense to me. But then again, it depends on the dialect of English that you're familiar with. A southerner would probably say: "Y'all are women." A New Yorker would likely say "Youse guys are women."

October 3, 2016


You (Collective) are women.

September 27, 2017


Teach me how to write using the Arabic alphabet, although I prefer Russian.

May 5, 2017
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