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What is the rule for when to use nosotras or nosotros?

March 24, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

if there are only women in the group: nosotras if there is one man among them: nosotros


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LanaD0703

Yes, but you have example here Nosotras somos hombres. Is that correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AGA67427

Nosotras for all-female groups. Nosotros for all-male OR groups of mixed gender.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chaosbunny

As in English the male form is the default for mixed or unknown situations. This is true of most Spanish terms where there is a choice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d_uhr

Nostros: all or at least one man; nosortas: all women


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cp752

Nosotras is a girl, nosotros is a boy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allielovesyou

nosotras is feminine, a group of females, and nosotros is mixed or a group of all men.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarioMan

nosotras is feminine,but nosotros is mixed or masculine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidrazer

And if I am not mistaken, nosotros means we. So, if you are a man then you would always use nosotros and never use nosotras.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suryansh

Isn't "Nosotros no somos hombres" wrong? Cause if, we are not men, then we are women, in which cause shouldnt it be Nosotras?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Talvez somos niños.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suryansh

Si! Muchas gracias


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reidkuenzi

nosotras is for an only woman group nosotros is for an all man group or a mixed gender group


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/novicplay

Neutral is counted by masculine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seby1607

group of men OR mixed group = nosotros ONLY women = nosotras


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Salvadork619

Let's say that you are hanging out with friends. You are a female with female friends: Nosotras (we girls/we women). You are a male with male friends: Nosotros (us guys/us men)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShayR.Butterfly

if there are girls it is nosotras, if there are boys or a mixed group( boys and girls) it is nosotros


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Whitegold

nosotras for a group of girls


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pierrie

nosotras es para mujeres y nosotros par hombres


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NaroniaSonia

Nosotras- female Nosotros- masculine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thanohs

nosotras is feminine nosotros is masculine


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lukaszwojcik

So, is it correct to generalize the rule that "nosotros" means "a group of men" or "a group of majority of men", whereas "nosotras" stands for "a group of women" as well as "a group of people most of which are women"? Then it would work exactly the same as in Polish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JalynnFrick

Nosotras: Girls/Women group Nosotros: Boys/Men & Girls group

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