Translation:Are you okay?
Without really knowing the background for 大丈夫 kanji, I am ruthlessly going to derive it like this in order to memorize it: 大 + 丈 + 夫 = big length husband
And then I'll remember that "she's alright"... :)
Same, 4 months later - I wrote "Are you alright?" (I would also translate as, "Are you okay?") and got it wrong - told the correct answer is "Are we all right?" which sounds unnatural. The problem is that Duolingo is omitting the subject, e.g. 私 (I) vs あなた (you) vs 私たち (we), if they want us to translate this way..
"Are you alright?" was rejected and the correction suggested "Are we all right?" . If the person is not the issue as the example above demonstrates, it can only be the word choice "alright" that is the issue. "Alright" is perfectly natural English and established by long usage. While "all right" may be preferred by some in formal writing, it is immaterial on the occasion in which the inquiry "are you alright?" is appropriate. In life, the phrase would be spoken, in which case the dislocated "all right" would sound very awkward. Even if the conversation were reported in writing the writer would be beholden to capture just that mood and sense. In any case in this context as an adjective "alright is" preferable to "all right" since it pertains specifically to state of health rather than say, unanimous correctness or political persuasion. Finally, if it were the written report in a formal document where a number of victims of an accident were addressed the question would be recorded as " Are you all alright?". "Are you all all right?" would look strange indeed and the repeated word would play havoc with any spell checker. Good translation requires natural usage in your own language as well as sensitivity to nuance in the subject language. Certainly the process of learning a new language should not feel like trying to open a combination lock only to find the "correct" solution is ugly or unnatural.
On the phrase "大じょうぶです" at a different point in the lesson they were a stickler for "all right" instead of "alright" which technically is correct, but I don't think duolingo should grade by the standards of edited papers, but oh well.
In any case, this one still doesn't accept "Are you all right" which there is clearly incorrect. Reported.