Be careful not to confuse "kids" and "daughters"! - There is no context in here, I want my heart back!
when i posted the question, I didn't know the word for 'son' was 'hijo' - makes a bit more sense now, similar to nina - ninos... thanks buddy!
As Lago said, "Hijos" isn't the word for daughters, it's the word for "sons" and "children", "Hijas" is the word for "daughters".
Wait when did we learn hijos? I had to click on it; i didn't know what it meant!!!
That's right. If there's one male child, no matter how many daughters are in the group, it's 'hijos', not 'hijas'. ^^
When you are referring to children in general in general then it is 'ninos'. And when you are referring to a particular person's children then it is "hijos".
"The children drink water" would translate as "Los ninos beben agua" because in this sentence you are talking about children in general
"His children drink water" would translate as "Sus hijos beben agua" because in this sentence you are specifically pointing out who's children are doing the activity.
Oh thanks, that was really helpful. Also thanks to the person who asked the question - I never thought of that. Generally cheers!
Me too, so I put "offspring" and got it wrong. If hermanos are siblings (accepted) why wouldn't hijos be "offspring"?
Offspring means descendencia like in - él es su descendencia (he is his offspring).
In other sentences they used "se". Like: "tu te comes una manzana". Why they dont use it here?
'sons' was not included as an alternative. I picked 'son' and got wrong answer :(
Thanks for informing me Duolingo, it's always nice to know my kids are eating their fruits.
The voice-over for the spanish in normal-time appears to be pronouncing <<comen>> incorrectly, as com-EN, rather than COM-en, as it correctly does for the slow-back. At least I think it's incorrect. Are there any rules in Spanish that change pronunciation based on word context?
Tell me the difference with "comen, comes"...? I may or may not have the 2 words spelled right but just maybe someone know what I am asking and can help me..