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Nosotras v/s Nosotros

What's the difference between "Nosotras" and "Nosotros" ? Please give some examples.

4 years ago

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Both mean "we." "Nosotras" applies only when the entire group of us is female; "nosotros" applies to males or mixed groups. Otherwise their use is identical:

Nosotros tenemos que comer. (We have to eat.)

Nosotras tenemos que comer. (We [girls] have to eat.)

I suspect you might actually want to know the difference between "nuestro" and "nuestra", both of which translate to "our." In this case, the gender of "us" makes no difference; it has to agree in gender and number with the thing that is ours:

Nosotros tenemos que comer nuestra carne. (We have to eat our meat.)

Nosotras tenemos que comer nuestro pescado. (We have to eat our fish.)

Nosotros tenemos que comer nuestros vegetales. (We have to eat our vegetables.)

Hope that helps.

4 years ago

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I was confusing between nosotros/ nosotras not between nuestra/nuestro.. Thanks for the help. :)

4 years ago

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Female speaker: "Nosotras somos mi madre y yo." (Because both/all of us are female.)

Still female: "Nosotros somos mi padre y yo." (Because at least one of us is male.)

Male speaker: "Nosotros somos mi padre y yo." (Because both/all of us are male.)

Male speaker: "Nosotros somos mi madre y yo." (Because at least one of us is male, again.)

Only is everyone including the speaker is female would you use nosotras.

4 years ago
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