Translation:What time do you all drink coffee in the afternoon?
You guys is not necessary here. We should be able to simply use 'you' to represent the second person plural.
Yep, Duo is pretty casual. The team likely wanted to separate between the two, but 你们 would very likely be used with coworkers and bosses, and you would not want to use "you guys" in those cases, and others.
For Americans the translation is acceptable but not to people who speak conventional English. The use of "you guys" caters only to Americans. The most accurate translation is "At what time do you people drink coffee in the afternoon." This is what I wrote.
I get not liking "you guys," but "you people" sounds slightly derogatory in USA/Canada.
"at what time in the afternoon do you drink coffee" is stil not accepted :-(
Why can't it be translated to "What time are you going to coffee this afternoon?"
"at what time in the afternoon do you drink coffee" "you" : is a plural majestatis form :therefore "guys" is redundant
THE STUPID THING SAID I PUT THE WRONG WORDS INSTEAD OF "What time". BUT I DID AND THE THING STILL SAID IT WAS WRONG. >:C
I don't know about others here I find the audio on this question very difficult to hear because the words are not very clear at all.
10/13/18 Can someone give a correct translation of a few sentences?
The sentences are:
What time do you drink coffee in the afternoons?
What time do you drink coffee in the afternoon?
(This one is ambiguous and could imply this afternoon or any afternoon. Is the sentence DuoLingo gave just as ambiguous?)
- What time will you drink coffee in the afternoon?
I understood the sentence as #2 and wrote my answer as #3 with today's afternoon in mind.
Native speakers- Is the Duo Lingo sentence ambiguous? How can I be more specific in writing and speaking a generic afternoon versus today's afternoon in Manderin? Thanks
That first example sentence should be ignored. Its only 2 and 3 Im concerned about. Sry for the typo
The word "all" in "you all" here should only be required for Americans who live south of Washington DC.
"What time in the afternoon do you drink coffee?" sounds more natural to my English ears and should be accepted. And, as others have said, here and elsewhere, "you all" and "you guys" are dialect, not standard English.
"At what time in the afternoon do you guys drink coffee" should be accepted.
The English words I could choose from did not include "What" but did include "Kong"