Translation:Everyone is American.
We often drop は,が after the word みんな、みなさん、みなさま. For example, みんな元気です(みんなげんきです Everyone is well) or みなさん飲みに行きました(みなさん のみにいきました Everyone went out for a drink ).
The audio sounds like it has a が, but a が is not in fact necessary. I'd report the fault audio, though.
@Ever2662 I think this may be because the Japanese ん occurs when the back of the tongue touches the soft pallet (this is a nasal sound). In English there are two 'n' sounds as found in words such as ban and bang. Ban's 'n' is the tip of the tongue and bang's is like the Japanese variant. Interestingly enough, we don't always pronounce the g sound in bang unless it is followed by another vowel (head-banger). Based on this, the audio may not be incorrect, but instead, a native Japanese speaker would pronounce what sounds like a が simply because of the crossing of a ん and a vowel. Let me know what you all think.
Also, based on what I can tell, が 's articulation is also located on the soft palate so it would make sense that the transition between ん and が are so spiritually intertwined to put it one way.
Context, people. If this was asking about a tour group, "Do we have any Germans in this group?" "Everyone is American".|
Not everything in Duolingo needs to be taken as a universal declaration. Wait til you get to one of the "Blue turtles never fly" sentences in some of the other languages.
Given the amount of American politics in this comment section, one may be excused for believing that everyone actually IS American!
Is there a the difference between minnasan (みんなさん）and minna（みんな）?? If yes what is the point? Thank you
The only difference is in the level of formality. Edit: I just noticed that you wrote "みんなさん". It should be "みなさん". That's probably one of the most common errors.
I had this same question- I wrote "You all are Americans" as the translation and it was marked incorrect...
It sounds more like someone is declaring that he is American, more than stating that everyone is American. This phrase could probably use a は to clarify it better.
I am not american! I shall fight against the citizens of the country ruled by the man that we all no will start WWIII and mark my words, when it begins (if I am over 18) I shall join the fight against the once great nation, unless they nuke us first. Also, Britain will be the first to declare war on trumpland once the time comes.
Good job, Adam, you can't even spell the Island you live on, really making us Brits look good, aren't you...
Around 50% didn't even vote, and of those who did, he got the minority of votes but still won due to the electoral college.
Bunch of people in power who really decide who becomes president. The mass vote ends up being bs it's really up to them in the end
This is a fair point, I don't know why it's downvoted (other than being part of a ridiculously political thread in a language learning app, which, well, fair enough).
If only a minority of the population are even somewhat happy with the elected leader then maybe it's time to stop pretending that the process is democratic.
The US electoral system is one of the worst in a world of crappy electoral systems, with first past the post practically forcing a two party system and a lack of checks and balances encouraging gerrymandering, not to mention the electoral college (which at least has some conceivable advantages to counter its problems).
I'm not saying Australia's system is perfect (far from it), but it's leagues ahead of the US, and even the UK and plenty of other countries.
But, that'll be like a skinny little guy picking a fight with a seasoned MMA fighter when they're close friends.