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Nosotros/Nosotras?

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If "nosotros" is used for a group of men and "nosotras" for a group of women what do you use for a group of men AND women?

6 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Chaosbunny

As in English, the default in Spanish is the male version. The female version is only used in group that is all females. When in doubt use the male version.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Gaffney88

If it's a mixed group you always use the masculine form.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timelord2102

Hi kuroingo, absolutely right and as far as I know the same applies to "vosotros" and any other plural form with "..os" like "los niños" (for a mixed group of boys and girls).

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oakley09
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you would use "nosotros", like "mankind" is for men and women.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dillansj

Mixed gender in spanish is always considered masculine. Even if it's one male in a group of females, it's still nosotros.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kuoringo

Nosotros is used for a mixed group. Nosotras is used when 100% of the people are women. So, if there are 99 women in a group, and the speaker is a man, and he is using "we", he would use Nosotros.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabczi

Thanks!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oakley09
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Male takes dominance. No matter what ratio the group is of men and women, a group would be "nosotros" as long as it is not all women.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kp161620

you still use nosotros for both of them

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KP161592

You use nosotros still because men come before woman think of it as a household or a family

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dr.janitor

Nosotros

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emi2002

thanks now i understand

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LolaXDXD

nosotros

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Switzer1113

This helps! I got confused too

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kolemanparsley

nosotros is masculine nosotras is feminane if there is a group of all women no men then it is nosotras any group with 1 man/boy will be nosotros

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DamionR

nosotros

5 years ago
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