Translation:Are you tired already?
I put "Did you get tired already?" because I saw that it was in the past tense. But I guess that's wrong? :(
i think this and "did you tire already?" might be the most literal translations
The idea seems to be that because you "got tired", you "are tired" now. Japanese seem to use this construction with quite a few verbs.
Tsukareru means "to become tired", not "to be tired". So tsukaremashita means "I became tired", i.e. "I am tired (now)".
Is it the same logic as with お腹が空きました (I am hungry/My stomach became empty)?
Since the verb is in the past tense, why wouldn't it accept 'were you already tired?' I know it doesn't make a ton of sense, but tenses are confusing me.
The verb actually means "to become tired", so if you became tired (past tense), then currently you would be tired.
In english you also use the past tense "Are you tired?"
I think of it as the verb "to be tired". It's always "tired", just the auxiliary verb "be" changes.
Yep. It's hard to translate literally, but the phrase is expressing appreciation for hard work by acknowledging how tired you must be.
I may be wrong but maybe you need to switch verb and object when you form question in English
I got "Have you got tired?" as the "proper answer".
Shudder. Who makes this stuff up?
It seems that has been corrected, but I'd imagine, or at least hope, that a native speaker of Japanese was contributing heavily to this course. Let's be polite, because I'm sure they're doing their best.
Definitely it should be "were you already tired " because ました=was /were , is a past tense .
Nope, because もう is only for "already." "Yet" would use まだ:
まだ疲れますか (are you tired yet/still) まだ疲れていますか (are you getting tired yet/still) まだつかれましたか (have you gotten tired yet/still)
Whether it's "yet" or "still" will be a contextual determination.
Opposite actually. "Tired yet?" Implies the speaker expects/wants you to be tired, while "tired already?" implies the speaker did not expect you to be tired so quickly
"have you gotten tired already" would be grammatically correct, or "did you get tired already", colloquially, but afaik those aren't accepted.