"How is your mother?"


June 10, 2017



why didn't the kanji for mother show up in the sentence?

July 2, 2017


They dumbed this one down for some reason.

July 8, 2017


They want us to learn it with hiraganas also.

February 4, 2018


I wish they did audio clips for these.

July 31, 2017


i report everything with no audio, the more you do it, the higher the chance it gets seen and implemented

August 20, 2017


Isnt there kanji for genki?

June 22, 2017



June 22, 2017


When writing properly, I should be always using the kanji form, right? Does duo only teach us this so we can read it? Shouldn't we be at least shown the kanji for genki in this case? Or it's correct to use kana too?

August 20, 2017


DL is introducing the kanji slowly over time, which I think is a better way to learn them.

September 22, 2017


Actually, it seems to be inconsistent. 2 lessons ago, they gave the kanji for genki. Now, it is back to the hiragana again.

April 1, 2018


When to use げんき and when to use おげんき?

August 1, 2017


おげんき is more polite and thus more often used when speaking to/of other people. With friends (or when referring to yourself) げんき is fine.

August 2, 2017


Then what is the different if we use okasan wa genki vs okasan wa genki desu ka ?

June 17, 2017


Without the "か" youre saying "mother is OK", as opposed to asking how your mother is

June 25, 2017


The first one is missing "desu", meaning it's informal. It's also missing "ka", so it's not a question, it just means "Your mother is okay". The second one is polite, and because it has "ka", it's "Is your mother okay?"

July 10, 2017


The latter is a bit more polite. Comparable to "how's your mom?" vs "how is your mother doing?"

June 17, 2017


In this sentence can you add the honorific to げんき? お母さんはおげんきですか ? Or is it wrong ?

July 12, 2017


I used "ogenki" and it was also correct

July 12, 2017


when they out down two options do they want you to choose the first one or the second one? is this a trick question? I put the first and it said it was wrong, it was actually supposed to be the second.

July 22, 2018


Could you please specify the mentioned options? I would like to help but it's been quite some time since I did this excercise.

July 22, 2018


well it showed two options of how to write "How is your mother?" so the next question was the same one so I chose to answer it with the first option and it said it was wrong when it clearly showed that answer for what you could write down

July 31, 2018


Options: like there are two kinds of ways of the sentence you could put down to answer the question.

July 31, 2018


I see. Maybe it's a bug then. Better report it to the developers.

July 31, 2018


yes, okay thank you

July 31, 2018


Is this supposed to be more polite than 母 or ???

November 2, 2018


This whole section has been disproportionately difficult. It introduces too many new variables, all thrown together. It's going against the Duolingo principles, which is to learn new things by seeing them one at a time. Frankly, I'm getting close to quitting. Perhaps not being interested enough in learning different hues of all the relatives is my fault, but lesson administrators could perhaps consider introducing these elements at a slower pace. Just my 2c

September 8, 2018


I think you should put the word "your" in brackets because this sentence is a bit ambiguous. Either that or add "anata no" because i dont think the "o" really conveys anything other than general politeness.

June 10, 2017


お母さん (おかあさん) means that you talk about someone else's mother (the mother of the person you are talking to or of the referenced person). So あなた is unnecessary. If you are talking about your own mother, you would use 母 (はは) without referencing to yourself.

June 12, 2017


can you please type how father is? O ?? Sa N

June 20, 2017


Your father would be 父 - ちち - chichi. Another one's father would be お父さん - おとうさん - otōsan.

June 20, 2017


It's best to just get used to the lack of pronouns. They're rarely used in the language and are considered rude in most situations. Context is key :)

June 14, 2017


Constant use of pronouns that way would be the same as using someone's name for the beginning of every sentence in english. It would sound stilted, and like you were haranguing them.

July 7, 2017
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