"Women and girls"
Translation:Les femmes et les filles
A suggest translation is "Les femmes et les filles". Wouldn't this mean "The women and the girls"?
Not exactly... "Les femmes" can actually mean one of two things: (1) A particular group of women, where we would say "the women" in English, or (2) it can be making a statement about all women that exist. Something like: "women are pretty." would translate to "les femmes sont jolies." because I am making a statement about all women. As you might guess, this is true for any noun, not just women.
So if this is a piece of a sentence that is talking about all women and all girls, it would be "les femmes et les filles"
Yes, you're right. It depends on the context. Since there is no context in the example they gave, I think there should be only one possible answer: des femmes et des filles.
neatknitter- wrong, both answers are accepted, femmes et filles and les femmes et les filles.
In French you would normally use either "de", "le" or "un", and their variations. In my opinion, translate "women and girls" as "femmes et filles" would be a poor translation. But then again, like I said before, it lacks some context.
I'm native and a maniac of grammar and take my word, this is a correct answer.. When we were at school, we learned words like this, and this wasn't a sentence, because there was no verb, no subject and no complements. They are just words, Duo wants to know if people can translate what they see. It's like when the professor dictate a list or nouns, with no articles, that's the way it is.
Neatknitter is correct about des femmes et des filles as an answer. In any case, a French person would not just say "femmes et filles" by themselves.
Women is les femmes ? not une/la femme ? i thought les femmes is the woman/woman.
I think so, but I think "dames" implies somewhat older women. Like saying "ma'am" (or "madam") instead of "miss".
I thought it was femmes et filles but then i played it safe by adding les to filles and femmes BUT if I didn't add les to femmes and filles will i get it wrong ?