"We are their children."
Translation:אנחנו הילדים שלהם.
When you use ילד or ילדים in this context, can it also refer to grown (adult) children, or only to young children?
the word "ילד" refers to a young boy usually between the ages of 3 and 13. The word נער refers to young lads who range up to 18. In Hebrew if you refer to children as adults or any age you say בנים (sons, or children) בנות (daughters or female children). To refer to one child you say בן (m) or בת (f).
Oh, I see. So, if I were to say, "יש לי ילדים," would that imply that the ילדים are my sons/daughters? And would it mean specifically that I have young children, 3-13 years old? Thanks for your help!
It would mean "I have children". Now, you can become nit-picky and say that children (and ילדים) means kids, but then in this context it means you are not childless (and that you have more than one son/daughter)
baby - תינוק/תינוקת, infant - פעוט/פעוטה (not in common use), child - ילד/ילדה (before his teens or up to the begining of the teenage, somthing like 3 years old up to 12-13 years old), teen - נער/נערה, we have a term that describe someone from the age of 18-19 up to about 25, thogh it's very uncommon, and is used, these days, mainly in literature - עלם/עלמה, young adult - בחור/בחורה, adult - בוגר/בוגרת, מבוגר/מבוגרת (depends on the subject), old - קשיש/קשישה, זקן/זקנה
Thanks they had something in Memrise Duolingo Hebrew vocab course that's for teenager/boy like נער
This is a more formal way of saying "אנחנו", they both mean "we".
I know it's similar but it has nothing to do with "אני", and it's pronounced "anu"
So "אנו" is more formal? Interesting, I thought it would be a shortened form and hence more colloquial
Should "ילדות" work instead of "ילדים" or do the masculine and feminine forms have different connotations?
I think that if a couple have only sons or only daughters their children would say "אנחנו הבנים/הבנות שלהם" rather than "אנחנו הילדים/הילדות שלהם". Sincerely, I don't think I have ever heard daughters that said "אנחנו הילדות שלהם" (though an only child might say "אני הילדה שלהם"), but thechnically it is possible.