Translation:What country are they from?
No, because 哪 ("which") is a question word. When you have a question word in the main sentence, you don't combine it with a question particle (like 吗 or 呢). You use one or the other; not both.
Its not proper English word order. What country are they (because its a question verb and pronoun need to be reversed) from?
For the question to be more proper, it could read as "from which/what country are they." Although, "What/which country are they from" is more commonly used.
Exactly. It accepts "What nationality is he" as an answer for some questions but not others.
Personally, I think this app needs to do a better job distinguishing between 他 and 她. The questions with these words simply say 'they' where the proper answer would be 'you girls' or 'you guys' depending on the word used.
But the meaning here is 3rd person, not 2nd, so 'you' could never be a correct interpretation.
That is the way Chinese is. Learn but not force English structures into it, please.
Do you mean but you don't know what it means because it means incorrect
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!! I said "They are what nationality?" I got it wrong and it said the answer was "What are their nationalities?" I think this was just a skip over a possible translation but please fix this soon... luckily I know Chinese well but this could really confuse a beginner.(:
BTW to anyone confused why my level on Chinese is 3 I just started this on duolingo but I have been learning for over 7 years
No, I meant that if you write "Where are they all from?" it accepts it. I don't know if it is wrong. Basically I meant we don't have to say "which country". We can say "where are they from?".
The translation of this sentence here is OK but in the exercise is wrong because they use the word 'both' which is not in the Chinese! "Where are they both from?" I copied it direct from the answer given!
It is incorrect, they should accept more general answers. The marking is not very good.
Because "both" means two people, while 他们 could refer to any number of people higher than two.
"They are what nationality" was marked incorrect. I think this expression may be a bit clunky but it is a correct translation.