"Jste malé holky?"
Translation:Are you little girls?
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Why doesn't this question accept "Are y'all little girls?" or "Are you all little girls?" as correct answers?
Since modern English doesn't distinguish between singular and plural "you" without using helping words for the plural (e.g. "y'all" or "you all"), it seems wrong to mark answers as incorrect for using helping words to make the distinction that is present in the Czech sentence.
I can only laugh. I do hear that here in Texas, so you should advise you are using Southern Drawl, as it is called. Y'all and you all. Y'all can talk that way and I do too, and is acceptable in the states, but not going to be the way American English is taught/learned except in more advanced classes or more advanced sections. Also, "you all" is a regionalism as well, even though it is logical, it's a Southern style of talking. It's a way we Southerners distinguish "you" plural.
For some reason I"m stuck here. It says male' holky. Holky is feminine plural.
I do not understand the use of the -e' ending on male'. Can somebody help me out? I understand it's declensions, and am aware of the feminine -a, -u, -y', -y' for feminine nominative and feminine accusative, so we have holka and holky' via that. But as far as male', I just need a nudge in the right direction. Where are the declensions for adjective found? Thank you.
Okay, I found out how to do a search for mal and it had a result talking about male maly with a link to declensions at wiki: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mal%C3%BD#Declension
I have read where some say to look for that in Tips, however there are many sections with Tips and it could be in Tip 1 through Tip10. But a direct duolingo link may be time prohibitive to locate. So I understand making do with a link one already has to offer that. I also do the same thing. So above is the specific link to the declensions for "maly.
One important thing to remember with declensions is that nouns and adjectives have different sets of endings.
When looking for specific tips, it is often good to look in the tips for the lesson where a concept was first introduced. In this case:
The nominative plural endings for adjectives appear at the end of the "To be pl." lesson tips.
The nominative plural endings for nouns appear in the "Plural" lesson tips.