Translation:Does she have an older sister?
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Your answer was incorrect because 姐姐 means 'older sister,' not simply 'sister'. In Chinese, older/younger is usually differentiated when referring to relatives. For example, older brother (哥哥) and younger brother (弟弟), older female cousin (表姐) and younger female cousin (表妹), so on.
Jie means Older sister.... So if you just study jie as Sister, later you might be confused with mei (younger sister). So i think the page wants you to specify to prevent further confusions... The translation 'does she have sisters' is -Ta you jie mei ma? Which includes both elder and older
I guess if there were no words written, DL would’ve considered《他/她》as any of the two genders, but《她》was specifically written in the example, so I suppose you have to follow what the example directly asks for which is the “she” one.
I don't completely understand your question, but I'll try to help anyway :P
There is no plural form for words in Chinese, but you can specify amounts of things.
If you said ”她有一个姐姐吗？“ that would mean "Does she have one older sister?" or "Does she have an older sister?".
If you said "她有三个姐姐吗？" that would mean "Does she have three older sisters?".
And if you said "她有多个姐姐吗？" that would mean "Does she have multiple older sisters?".
I hope this answers your question, and let me know if there is anything else that's not clear :)