Translation:They want hot milk.
他们=they (men or men+women man+woman man+women, etc.)
妳 = you (woman)
你 = you (man)
女 = female
Do people actually use "牠们"=they (animals) or "祂们" = they (deities)? I've seen these discussed but never encountered them in online writing and don't have a sense of whether they're commonplace or archaic.
牠們 (tc) or 它们 (sc) = they (animals)
祂們 (tc) for deities
In China, obviously, only 他 她 它 remain, for deity, they use 他 or even 它.
Wow. I have been studying Chinese since 1985, and I don't consciously remember ever seeing the character 牠 (or 祂 for that matter, although I probably saw them at some point while studying 文言). However, looking them up on Wiktionary, the first one at least - with the animal radical - is cited in dictionaries as old as 辞海 (1915) and 康熙字典 (1716), as well as more recent ones. They certainly aren't modern usage, anyway! It's possible thay they were used in 文言 (literary Chinese) and have since fallen out of use.
You can see the entry from the 1716 Kangxi Zidian here: http://www.kangxizidian.com/kangxi/0697.gif
It's written in literary Chinese; it gives the pronunciation (using some other archaic forms of 'it') and says a couple of other thjngs I've forgotten how to read. :) I'd like to look into this further, but for now, I think it's safe to say they're pretty much archaic/obsolete. That doesn't mean you might not see them occasionally in modern writing, though.
I'm curious where you even found these, Alex!
I guess those are more used in Taiwan (literature). They are rarely used in mainland China.
I've only seen 祂 used in translated versions of religious texts, like the Bible.
I was taught 它 for animals! I had no idea that was a simplified form of 牠 though! I've never seen 祂 or 妳 before!
Same. I always been learning the simplified version from the Chinese textbooks.
Like a lot of sentences, for "Type what you hear" it only accepts the female form of "they". Should be fixed.
This sentence is avaliable as audio and it doesn't accept 他們 instead of 她們 . If I only have audio I'm not able to know which one it is.
Yes, hot milk is very much a thing. For example, I pour a large glass of hot milk into my breakfast cereal (so that it's hot and soggy, more like a stew) and drink hot milk when eating cookies.
My boyfriend always wants hot (not warm) milk for his coffee so the milk doesn't bring down the temperature.