"They are women."

Translation:Ellas son mujeres.

January 27, 2013

229 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pleiadian_

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?

September 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

Ellos is just masculine, and ellas is feminine. But since you are referring to a group of males, you would say "Ellos son mujeres."

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryLavasto

ellAs son mujeres ellOs son hombres

December 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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That is a good question.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RahulBhoi3

Rectangular Krishna

October 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joey487190

Why would you make fun of people?

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HannahHoule

Ellos, you are referring to men but calling them women

September 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DARKNIGHT747155

It said ELLAS

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tina_Nateghi

Like it's not making fun of women to call them manly? Bruhhh :) but seriously. I also got confused with ella and ustedes.

November 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RegeneRegetta

Maybe they are just a group of manly women.

May 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

Debo decir ellas son mujeres

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

No. Ellas son mujeres

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoachimShe

no, it would be ellos (masculine, because hes talking to a group of men) and then mujeres (feminine, because hes calling the men females.)

November 9, 2016

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July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicholasRi16

Awesome jre picture

June 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilsonAhrens

I was say "Ustedes son mujeres" For you all are women.

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulHake1

Toooooooooooø llööññgg

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dawg58195

THIS IS NOT DOCTOR PHIL!

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laila96

can you write ustedes son mujeres? would that also be correct?

March 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/adyy.love

You= tu/ustedes We=nosotros/nosotras They=ellos/ellas

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JayDub1984

Thank you for your comment i keep getting these screwed up!!

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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adyy.love was a little misleading, though. "tú" and "usted" are singular "you". Plural "you" is "vosotros/vosotras" (in Spain) and "ustedes".

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoelRai

Really helpful!

March 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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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".

March 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/greenkiwis

That would mean "you all are women." You would still use "son", but the correct pronoun is "ellas".

March 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

Todas las persones en le casa son mujeres

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KyleBusch1

No. That would technically be "You (as in you people, plural) are women.

May 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

if you were speaking to a group of women

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

ellas son mujeres

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

No, ustedes is just a formal way to say "you". Basically, you would be saying, "You are all women", to only 1 person. Which doesn't make sense.

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StanleyHermine

no debo que ellas son mujeres

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hopie_jesus

yes

December 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RosalynFae

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"?

December 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

It's correct,I don't understand why it didn't accept that...

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jwhicks727

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.

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaiaSamuel1

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!

April 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

You would use ellas/ellos, when you are referring to a group of either females or males. Ellas = feminine, ellos = masculine. You would use "son" when you are referring to a group that is really neither feminine or masculine. Like a group of dogs. You would say, "Son perros." Not, "Ellas son perros."

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cuteowl531

ellas is for girls ellos is for boys and son is for both

May 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus531

so why cant you say ellas eres mujeres

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lao_zedong

Eres is the singular form belonging to tú (you are)

February 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_esteban22

Yo soy/estoy Tu eres/estas Ell@s son/están Nosotr@s somos/estamos

:)

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AniruddhaR5

When do we use 'eres' and when do we use 'son'?

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Eres is second person singular. Son is third person plural.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_esteban22

Yo soy... Tu eres.... Ell@s son... Nosotr@s Somos.

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

Because they are women in their very nature, not temporarily women. ;) Check out ser vs. estar on www.studyspanish.com

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/theendisthestart

thanks - followed link... lots to read to clarify the problem

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayborn

Why is it son? and not estan?

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nati

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)

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_esteban22

"Son" cames Do... "Estan" is a place.

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kurdi.barn

Why isn't "Ellas mujeres" correct?

February 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

It's like saying "they women".you need the verb (son)

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kurdi.barn

Thank you!

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beasonja

How would you ask "Are they women?" Or "Is that a woman"

March 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasHank2

"¿Son mujeres?" or ¿Es que una mujer?" "Are they women" or "Is that a woman."

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Wrong "that".

¿Es esa una mujer?

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyEste

Q? Is this right? Ella=she and Ellas=they(feminine) and Ellos=they(masculine)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

Yeah!

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dinog123

Why is it son and not somos since "they" is considered plural

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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It's not as simple as singular vs plural.

English does not conjugate its verbs as fully as other languages do. Our "are" multi-tasks, but in Spanish the different verb forms are all unique.

yo soy
tú eres
él es
nosotros somos
vosotros sois
ellos son

https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser

https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/estar

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dinog123

Why is it son I stead of somos?

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/drtweetybird

"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.

June 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/darellkenu

Nosotras somos mujeres . What is the meaning of somos??

June 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AniketBhosale0

Somos means 'are' in first person. For 2nd person 'are' means eres and for 3rd person 'are' means son

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jfiggat25

nosotras somos mujeres means the same thing and it marks me wrong

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

Because "nosotras" means we (feminine).

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/traintornado

how do you say mujeres

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spooses

right they are both correct... :)

February 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TPKtheWonderful

Why is it not able to be written as "Ustedes son mujeres"?

April 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Because even though they use the third-person verb conjugations, "usted/ustedes" is "you", not "he" or "she" or "they".

April 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TPKtheWonderful

Thanks, I just realized.

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keni..

las v. son?

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Two entirely different parts of speech.

las is a definite article
http://studyspanish.com/grammar/lessons/defart1

son is a conjugation of the verb ser
https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Keni..

Thank you!! :D

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JimLetchwo

why not son las mujeres

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scratchthechad

Thats not the correct placement. Thats saying "are they women"

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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What they actually typed was "are the women".

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scratchthechad

Yeah, you're right. My bad.

July 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaleyHarke

Eres is not Are ❓

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Wrong conjugation.

https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser

yo soy
tú eres
él/ella/usted es
nosotr@s somos
vosotr@s sois
ellos/ellas/ustedes son

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThomasHank2

Doesn't 'eres' mean 'you are'? BUT, if it has '¿' before it then it is 'are you'?

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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"Eres" is the 2nd person singular conjugation of "ser". Writing it with ¿ ? indicates that it is a question.

May 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonnaMelDr

I am confused with how much "s" Needed

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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"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.

February 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PT8q6

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!

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lornaPowel3

What is Ellas eres mujeres, why am i wrong here?

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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yo soy
tú eres
él es
nosotros somos
vosotros sois
ellos son

You can't mix and match the verb conjugations. It's like saying "he am".

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordi391369

When referring to a group of both men and women, do you say ellos or ellas?

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jordi391369

When referring to a group of both men and women, is it ellos or ellas?

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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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.

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kasbela

Would ellas mujeres? Also be correct?

November 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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No. You need a verb. "Ellas mujeres" is just "They women".

November 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennethBat10

Somos vs son?

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hezcurra

Why is "Ellas son damas" incorrect?

June 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jwhicks727

damas is not a word duolingo has covered at this point, and is closer translated to "ladies" than "women" if I am not mistaken.

August 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SAJITHKG

pls advise when to use 'ellas' & 'ellos'...........

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tandi363

Ellas is for when we are talking about a group of women. Ellos is for a group of men or a mixed group.

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/awsumness15

Why is it wrong to say "Ellas es mujeres"?

November 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

Because son is for ellos/ellas and es is for Él/ella/(formal)you.

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_esteban22

"Es" singular... "Son" Plural...

"Ellas son mujeres"

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_esteban22

"Ella es mujer"

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matty1r

I'm a male, in this context would I say 'ellos son mujeres'? Or is it still 'ellas son mujeres' because I'm referring to women?

February 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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This statement has nothing to do with the speaker, so your gender has nothing to do with it. And even if it was a first-person statement, DL usually provides a context for the gender. Think of it this way: When you're reading someone else's first-person narrative, it's their gender that matters, not yours. You're not inserting yourself into the sentence, you're translating someone else's words.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

Ellas

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonnieDani1

I used ustedes son mujeres.Help!!! Why is this wrong?

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Ustedes means you (plural). Ellas means they (feminine).

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swati.devda

What is the difference between ellos and ellas? Please help

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

Ellos is the masculine way to refer to a group. Ellas is the feminine way to refer to a group. So, when you see a two or more girls, you would say, "Ellas son mujeres." If you say, "Ellos son mujeres", it doesn't make sense because you are talking about a group of girls, not boys.

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/awesome3than

what does eres mean

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AniketBhosale0

Eres means 'are'. It is used in second person. Eg. Tú eres un hombre. Ustedes eres estudiante. FYI estudiante means student

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Not quite. Yes, it is "tú eres un estudiante" but "usted(es)" takes the third person conjugation. It comes from "vuestra(s) merced(es)" or "your mercy". So it's "usted es un estudiante" (singular) and "ustedes son estudiantes" (plural).

http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/SER

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/guptaankur1

Can we write Ellos son mujeres??

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AniketBhosale0

No we cant. Because mujeres means women which is feminine and ellas is the correct pronoun for feminine referrals. Ellos is used when referring to a masculine.

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/awesome3than

yes. That means "they are women"

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/murdurkitt3h

"Son" is for mujeres... Then what "son" is for hombres?

May 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

There's no difference, there is no feminine or masculine way of saying "son". Son just means "are".

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/burritoesupreme

I'm not sure whether to be mad english doesnt have as much gendered grammar, or to be glad. I took german, latin, and spanish in high school and although sometimes you can guess, it's a a huge PITA to get the genders straight for nouns. But i love this, im actually learning spanish! Thanks duolingo!!!!

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnsticeAva

Usted, él, and ella apply to the singular third person, while ustedes, ellos and ellas applies to the plural third person.

July 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TezAngadi

When to use son or somos??

July 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

You would use "son" when you are using "Ellos, Ellas." You use "somos" when saying "nosotros."

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muddddddit_95

Son & somos...... Which one is for male or female..... Please tell me

August 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/luvoid

Son and somos have is neither feminine nor masculine. It's like saying, "are." There is not a feminine or masculine version of saying "are".

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gbice

Ellas son mujeres

August 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PriyamShuk1

why is the are written as son & not eres ? I am confused.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WynFlo

What is the difference between Los and Ella's?

November 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryLavasto

Ella: she Ellas: they El: he Ellos: they

December 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertMacP1

Why is Ellas son minas incorrect?

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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As far as I can tell, "minas" is the "tú" form of "minar", which means "to undermine".
The word for "woman/women" is "mujer/mujeres".

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shreyas52920232

Difference between usage of son and somos .. let me know ...plz !

January 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JessicaLan733158

What does "son" mean?

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/citrusl33t

not ellas somos mujeres?? mucho confused

March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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March 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiriamBernstein

When would there be an accent mark above the E in Ellas? What does it do? (besides for which part of the word to stress)

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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"Ella/ellas" does not take a diacritic. Pretty much the only reason there's "el" vs "él" is to help distinguish "the" from "he".

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiriamBernstein

Thanks, that makes it clear.

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Srikriti1

when do you use somos and when do you use son

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Srikriti1

Thanks you very much Rae.F

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OwenScotland

Would 'eres' instead of 'son' also be correct?

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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No.

yo soy
tú eres
él/ella/usted es
nosotros/nosotras somos
ellos/ellas/ustedes son

January 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arul714845

Cant we use Nostras somas mujeres ?

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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No.

Nosotros/nosotras means "we/us".
Nostro/nostra/nostros/nostras means "our/ours".

Verbs do not change to agree with gender.

The only way to say "They are women" is "Ellas son mujeres".

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sparringa

Why is it not Ellas somos mujeres?

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Because "somos" is the conjugation for "nosotros/nosotras".

yo soy = I am
tú eres = you are
usted es = you are
él/ella es = he/she is
nosotr@s somos = we are
ustedes son = you are
ellos/ellas son = they are

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cody806051

"Nosotros" and "Nosotras" is used when you want to say something like: WE are men (en Espanol: Nosotros son hombres). "Ellos" and "Ellas" are used when you are referring to a group: THEY are men (en Espanol: Ellos son hombres).

April 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WeliVoltai1

I'm here, and I like it.

August 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tleetm97

son and somos are the same

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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No, they are not. They are different conjugations.
http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser

yo soy
eres
él/ella/usted es
nosotros/nosotras somos
vosotros/vosotras sois
ellos/ellas/ustedes son

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".

February 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Megan29968

What the !#$@Q##$ is todas?!!!!!!!!!

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Calm down.

todas is the feminine form of the word for "all". Where did you see it? Because I don't see how it fits in with this lesson.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Megan29968

Yeah, my exact point! And, I'm beyond cranky because it's hard enough to attempt to learn a foreign language without them throwing you curve balls! "Todas son mujeres" is what Duolingo said was the translation for "They are women". It has done that twice to me.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Then the next time that happens, report it so the devs can fix it.

February 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gita497662

मराठी

September 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dawg58195

They are womans? Doesn't work for me.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dawg58195

Duolingo

Hear my heartfelt comment

YOU ARE AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:(

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July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BradleySto888650

CoDe MuSeLk

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BradleySto888650

REEEEEEEEE

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mpesaventojtwest

why not Las

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

Las is "the"

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/missmooney2000

why cant you write "eres" but "son"

January 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

Eres means you(singular) are.son is they are or you(plural formal) are.

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/missmooney2000

thanks

May 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leeaazzaa

Nosotros somos mujeres is not correct?

January 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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That would be WE (masculine) are women. The sentence means THEY (feminine) are women.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ndazih3

no nosotros is masculine, nosotras (feminine) would be correct

January 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 2031

Nosotras would be correct if the translation were "we," but what we need here is "they."

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leeaazzaa

Yes, of course. Thx

January 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cleonar01

There is no feminine or masculine form of 'Nosotros". 'Nosotras" is similar to the 'vosotras" form used primarily in Castilian Spanish.

February 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7th_Highness

I thought that eres was are or is that just singular?

January 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Yes, eres is second person singular. What you need here is third person plural.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus531

does ellas eres mujeres mean the same thing

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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That's roughly similar to saying "They is women." Eres is second person singular. Son is third person plural.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katess93

can i not use vosotras?

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AshleyEste

Nosotras=we (feminine)

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rafaelpadi8

Someone wants to learn spanish? I want to learn English , my skype is : rafaelpadilla1621 , I am from PERU

January 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/istvanvincze90

Why "Ellas son niñas." is wrong?

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rspreng

ninas are girls, children

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kalhagan

Still why not ells son ninas

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katemonster

Because "ninas" means GIRLS, not WOMEN

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/80under80

I had the same question. I thought Ellas son ninas means "they are girls" so I still don't understand why it's not correct to say so.

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmeliaJordan

Ninas (Girls) refers to a female child. Mujeres (Women) refers to an adult female. They are two different words, with two similar, but different meanings.

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jwhicks727

The prompt was "They are women," so it wants you to translate that as exactly as possible. It accepts alternates sometimes for multiple meaning words, but "girls" and "women" have such different meanings that it won't accept them as interchangeable.

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2uma

they are women... ustedes son mujeres??? is this wrong

June 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1068529637

This is hard

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lizexbunny

To fast!!!

December 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anandazhai1

I don't get it

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillChip

Hi

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ozaiahhold

Not fair! Nobody knows that much Spanish!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PerlaRizo2

I understand Spanish . My mom was born in mexico

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PerlaRizo2

I am Mexican

December 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ashtonbudd

This is hard

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachel107938

☹️

April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dalton2020

Mine glitched out on me

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smileydie

All this ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ grammer ❤❤❤❤!

March 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/veevee11

N

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juanmorale30

I like

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannaawesome

Ahem! It can be vosotros too

January 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dawg58195

Vosotros is WE. Not THEY.

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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Vosotros is the plural "you", not "we". "We" is nosotros.

July 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KleanKlynes

Well do they appear to be men

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YangggCiii

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww this is bad

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiriamOdalis

Si me alluda

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiriamOdalis

,

February 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GcKf1

Hbc وببياىا

April 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leo321leonardo

why is this wrong i just forgot the s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YangggCiii

IM NOT CLUTTERING

February 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AzariaJohn

D GAWR

April 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stacyworthington

Ellas son ninas is also correct: Female form of "they" for ninas; why was that marked wrog?

April 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katemonster

Because "ninas" means girls, not women.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jamdanny

Yes, but I thought the point of the question was grammatical correctness, not the continuity of an assumed story line. The instructions say "Mark the correct translations"; it makes no mention as to our having to assume that the females are either women or young girls.

July 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LauraInCanada

Your comment about grammar is correct, but the word given in English was "women", so you would need to use the adult female term "mujeres" to translate correctly.

August 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

It won't check only your grammar,but also your spelling and whatever-the-word-for-knowing-words-in-English-is.

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
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I believe the word you're looking for is "vocabulary."

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J-Dawg58195

Um....

July 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachel107938
April 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/punkiller

why is 'Ellas son elefantes' wrong ?

July 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rae.F
  • 2031

Please tell me you're joking.

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/destinyp12

Ellas is for human girls dumb

November 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tempelstorm

Cause

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tempelstorm

THATS SO UNFAIR UGH NONONONONONONO I DEIED AT THE LAST QUESTION.... FUuuuuuuuuu

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ksahlin1

just because i put las its wrong?????????????? what kind of logic is that, las is just an extra part, it should be correct!

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gameroflegond

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gameroflegond

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

January 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HomeroSant

What is nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

February 1, 2014
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