Why is it that we can't say "nous sommes les enfants"?
Nous sommes les enfants. = We are the children.
Nous sommes des enfants. = We are children.
Really helped me, Christian :-) Thanks, hope you enjoy the Lingot ;-)
What's the difference between "Nous sommes enfants" and "Nous sommes des enfants"
It allowed 'Nous sommes enfants.' for me :)
Not for me, alas.
You must have owl DNA to incur such favour.
It didn't for me... and i don't understand why
why can it be (nous sont enfants)
because with "nous" is " sommes" and with "ils" is "sont"
when it comes to the conjugations for être ( to be ) "we are" conjugates to "nous sommes" and "they are" conjugates to "ils sont" or "elles sont"
Why can't this be: Nous sommons enfants ?
The correct answer on my duolingo was "On est enfants"
I read somewhere: when we say it in English, we have children, we imply 'we have some children'. In French, thus has yo be said explicitly, and hence des is required (des = some)
So why doesn't it tell you to write "We are some children"
Because "des" is an indefinite article for the plural, you don't say how many are you