"These are women."

Translation:Это женщины.

November 8, 2015



Hi nice people,

Why can't we say "эти- женщины" in this case? It feels right to me.

November 8, 2015


This means "these women". See https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858 for details.

November 8, 2015


I think это can imply the verb "to be", translating into "this is" or "these are". My understanding is that эти, этот, and эта never imply the verb "to be" and can only be used as part of a phrase.

This is where I'm getting this from: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11536858

Someone correct me if my understanding is wrong...

January 4, 2016


Me too

January 17, 2018


This seems analogous to the English "There's a couple things you need to know." or the Spanish "Hay dos cosas que tienes que saber."

February 21, 2018


Maybe a silly question, but why 'это женщины' and not 'это женщини' like other plurals?

May 29, 2017


the plural of all feminine nouns ending in -a (like женщина) is formed by replacing the -a for -ы. -и is only used as a plural form for words ending in the letters К, Г, Х, Ш, Щ, Ж, Ч, Ь or if the word ends in any of these letters + a vowel.

January 16, 2018


Best explanation i've seen so far, thanks.

October 2, 2018


Why can't we say они женщины instead of это женщины

May 30, 2018


I think that "они женщины" means "they are women", while "это женщины" means "these are women".

July 25, 2018


Hey! How can I get the Russian letters out and the English spelling for the Russian words instead :(? I used to have the Russian words written in our regular alphabet in my tablet (never in my phone though) and then they just on a random day turned into Russian letters. And also, how to do the same for Duolingo in my phone ? :/

March 7, 2017


Go to settings and add keyboard under language settings. I was weeks not able to type Russian letters myself.

July 20, 2018


I don't have a cyrillic keyboard, what do I do?

September 13, 2018


Go to settings, languages and input, then click on keyboard and download any languages keyboard (Sorry if my English is bad)

April 10, 2019


Why cant они work in this situatuon

May 5, 2019


Because "Они" is "They". We haven't "they" in this sentence.

June 4, 2019


What's the difference for 'women' and 'woman' like plural and singular; because this question asks for the plural form?

January 6, 2017


women refers to more then a lady,while woman refers to a single lady.

January 13, 2017


"woman" - singular, in russian женщина "women" - plural, in russian женщины

July 25, 2018


learning russian is easier than spanish in my case.

January 26, 2018


It's even easier to me because I'm a native Serbian speaker and Serbian and Russian have some words that are the same

May 30, 2019


What is the difference between женщина and женщины

May 29, 2018


the difference is that "женщина" means woman, and "женщины" means women. In the italian classes, they teach plurals separately, but they don't seem to do so in the Russian classes... :/

June 20, 2018


I said, Этот женщина. It was correct but had typo. What did i literally say? Grammar wise?

May 10, 2018


"Этот" means "this", without the verb to be, and is for singular masculine nouns like Yasmine says. For singular feminine is " эта" and for plural, "эти". The question was about "these are (women)", so, needs the verb to be, that's why is necessary to use "Это", that means "this is/these are". At least, that was what I understand =)

"Эти женщины" - These women. "Это женщины" - These are women. "Они женщины" - They are women. See the difference?

July 25, 2018


It was wrong actually. Этот is for singular masculine nouns.

July 6, 2018


I put это I thought it was right?

July 5, 2018


Isn't "Эта" the feminine version of "Это?" Shouldn't it be "Эта женщины" instead of "Это женщины" or am I missing something?

May 26, 2019


You can not say "Эта женщины". It is wrong. But, you can use "Эта" only with "женщинА" — one woman.

You also can say "ЭтИ женщины" and " Это женщины". Both are right.

June 4, 2019


Pretty sure они works here. But if you want to be all literal-minded...

June 25, 2019


Why do they insist that i use щ instead of ш? What is the difference?

October 19, 2018


ш is a diferent letter to щ. ш is '/sh/' while щ is '/shch/' or '/sch/'

March 10, 2019


Is "это" both singular and plural?

August 6, 2019


Why does it keep saying i have a typo when the answer is right??????. These are women Зто женщины Then say says зто is a typo?? When its right. Confused!!!!!!

August 10, 2019


You're using the letter З instead of Э that's why it's getting marked as a typo.

August 17, 2019
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