"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."
Like it's not making fun of women to call them manly? Bruhhh :) but seriously. I also got confused with ella and ustedes.
no, it would be ellos (masculine, because hes talking to a group of men) and then mujeres (feminine, because hes calling the men females.)
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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".
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".
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.
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!
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."
"¿Son mujeres?" or ¿Es que una mujer?" "Are they women" or "Is that a woman."
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.
"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.
Somos means 'are' in first person. For 2nd person 'are' means eres and for 3rd person 'are' means son
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
Doesn't 'eres' mean 'you are'? BUT, if it has '¿' before it then it is 'are you'?
"Eres" is the 2nd person singular conjugation of "ser". Writing it with ¿ ? indicates that it is a question.
"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".
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.
damas is not a word duolingo has covered at this point, and is closer translated to "ladies" than "women" if I am not mistaken.
Ellas is for when we are talking about a group of women. Ellos is for a group of men or a mixed group.
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?
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.
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.
Eres means 'are'. It is used in second person. Eg. Tú eres un hombre. Ustedes eres estudiante. FYI estudiante means student
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).
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.
There's no difference, there is no feminine or masculine way of saying "son". Son just means "are".
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!!!!
Usted, él, and ella apply to the singular third person, while ustedes, ellos and ellas applies to the plural third person.
You would use "son" when you are using "Ellos, Ellas." You use "somos" when saying "nosotros."
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".
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".
Try this conjugation table: http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser
"somos" is for "we", not "they"
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)
"Ella/ellas" does not take a diacritic. Pretty much the only reason there's "el" vs "él" is to help distinguish "the" from "he".
This is a very useful site:
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".
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
"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).
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".
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.
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.
Eres means you(singular) are.son is they are or you(plural formal) are.
That would be WE (masculine) are women. The sentence means THEY (feminine) are women.
Nosotras would be correct if the translation were "we," but what we need here is "they."
There is no feminine or masculine form of 'Nosotros". 'Nosotras" is similar to the 'vosotras" form used primarily in Castilian Spanish.
Yes, eres is second person singular. What you need here is third person plural.
That's roughly similar to saying "They is women." Eres is second person singular. Son is third person plural.
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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.
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.
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.
Ellas son ninas is also correct: Female form of "they" for ninas; why was that marked wrog?
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.
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.
It won't check only your grammar,but also your spelling and whatever-the-word-for-knowing-words-in-English-is.
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just because i put las its wrong?????????????? what kind of logic is that, las is just an extra part, it should be correct!