Why not "są"?
You can say
Ryby to są małe zwierzęta
Ryby są małymi zwierzętami
why is "Kaczki są smaczne." correct then? is it because that there is no noun after the adjective "smaczne"? am i correct?
Yes. These are examples of "X is Y" sentences. If both X and Y are noun phrases, Y takes Instrumental. If Y is just an adjective, it takes Nominative.
This makes so much sense explained this way. Thank you
Is "Ryby to są małe zwierzęta" correct? If I put that as an answer, it is counted wrong. Can you say "to są"?
This is not the most common construction and personally I think it sounds a bit clumsy, but technically it's fine and we did accept it in many sentences. Added here.
Still, I do not recommend it.
So I had try the first example, it did not except it.
Can someone please explain clearly why not "Ryby są małe zwierzęta"
I believe this topic can: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/16373167 (see Part 1).
So for 'Fish are small' would it be 'Ryby są małe?'
I would think so?
Why not 'mała', seeing as 'Ryba' is feminine? :(
But we have "small animals" here. Not "small fish". "small fish" would indeed be "mała ryba".
"small animals" is "małe zwierzęta", and as this sentence needs Instrumental, the right form is "małymi zwierzętami".
Sa should come instead of to !!!??
Ryba is Fish but Ryby is fishes so why is it not Ryba?
Ryba is singular, ryby is plural. The English verb 'are' indicates that it's plural.
I typed it in right and comes in saying that it was wrong and it never happened to me before
Your report reads: "Ryby są małe zwierzęta", which is incorrect.
Can I say "zwierzęta małe?"
No, that would make it sound like a taxonomic group.