"They are women."
Translation:Ellas son mujeres.
How would you say "they are women" when referring to a group of men either if you're making fun of them for not being 'manly' enough or if it is a group of males that are playing the role of women (I heard that in Shakespeare's day, all the roles were played by men)?
Would you say "Ellos son mujeres" or still use "Ellas" even though in reality you are referring to a group of males?
Ellos is just masculine, and ellas is feminine. But since you are referring to a group of males, you would say "Ellos son mujeres."
adyy.love was a little misleading, though. "tú" and "usted" are singular "you". Plural "you" is "vosotros/vosotras" (in Spain) and "ustedes".
adyy.love was a little misleading, though. "tú" (informal/familiar) and "usted" (formal/polite) are singular "you". Plural "you" is "vosotros/vosotras" (in Spain) and "ustedes".
That would mean "you all are women." You would still use "son", but the correct pronoun is "ellas".
I types Ellas son mujeres and I was told I was wrong and that it's JUST son mujeres. When do you use Ella/ellos vs just "son"?
You're right, both are correct, but I've noticed duolingo has a couple of these situations where one of the correct options won't be accepted. Just an oversight on the question writers' parts, but there are VERY few of those as you progress so no worries.
It doesn't matter if you say 'ellas son,' or just 'son' in real life situations, but I'm not sure what the app will accept.
The same rule goes for: Yo soy Tú eres Él/ella/usted es Nosotros somos etc.
The form of the verb itself also automatically represents the pronoun it goes with.
Hope it helps!
Eres is second person singular. Son is third person plural.
Because "son" is used for "essential" or more or less "permanent" adjectives. "Estar" is usually used for temporary adjectives. Ella está linda = she is looking pretty, she looks pretty (not permanent) Ella es linda = she is pretty (being pretty is part of who she is)
"Damas" means ladies, and while a lady is a woman, the question didn't ask "they are ladies", I'm guessing that's why it would be wrong.
No, they are not. They are different conjugations.
They are not interchangeable any more than "am" and "is" are interchangeable. You don't say "She am" and you don't say "Ellos somos".
Because even though they use the third-person verb conjugations, "usted/ustedes" is "you", not "he" or "she" or "they".
Two entirely different parts of speech.
las is a definite article
son is a conjugation of the verb
"Ellas" is the feminine "they", like a plural "she".
"Mujeres" is "woman", which is also plural.
In English, regular noun are made plural by adding -s at the end. In Spanish, the rule is similar.
Hey y'all, can someone just asnwer me question? So now we say "Yo soy, Tu eres, El es, Ella es, nosotros ....???" Just tell my how it goes please♡ thank you!
You can't mix and match the verb conjugations. It's like saying "he am".
When referring to a group of both men and women, do you say ellos or ellas?
Ellos. The default is masculine, so in mixed groups it's masculine.
This isn't just for people. It's for any group of things. All nouns have grammatical gender.