"They are girls."
Translation:Ellas son niñas.
They both mean (are) but, you use son with ustedes which is you. So youre talking about one person. Then use somos with nosotros(masculine) or nosotras(femine) meaning we. So here youre talking about several individuals.
The rules are, Son is when you are talking about multiple people besides yourself (they) (you all) and somos is when you include yourself. (We) so SOMOS is we are. SON is they are, or you all are. The "infinitive" is Ser. It means to be. You drop the "er" and change the ending according to who you are talking about. Ser is also a special verb so the conjugation (changing the verb) is a little weird.
We can use "son" with "Ustedes" or "Ellos" but we can use "somos" only : "Nosotros" Also you can check Verb "Ser"
Son mujeres is They are women Somos mujeres is We are women somos es cuando te incluyes ati
Can we use muchacha as well like ninas? (Sorry, the keyboard doesn't support accents by default)
Just can't fathom when to use somos and when to use son! Please help, failing such sentences everytime.
First, you have to identify the full conjugation chart for the verb and tense (in this case, the verb is ser and the tense is simple present):
- Yo soy
- Tú eres
- Él/Ella es
- Nosotros/as somos
- Vosotros/as sois
- Ellos/as son
Usted/Ustedes, even being 2nd person, take the conjugation of the 3rd person (resp. singular and plural).
Then, locate in the chart the appropriate case:
They are girls (3rd person plural 'Ellas') -> Ellas son niñas
I had the oral question. It filled in nenas instead of what I said, niñas. So I looked it up. Nice to learn a new vocab word and a new nickname for my wife. I conclude that Duolingo wants niñas but if you give it something else that might be a nickname it defaults to nenas.
If you are talking TO the person (YOU are) it is eres. If you are talking ABOUT someone else (THEY are) it is son. Very important to learn! :)
In english ser and estar both mean "to be" ( am, are, is, once you conjugate) but they are used in different situations. ser if for permanent things like personality (nice, funny) and physical traits (tall, woman) as well as saying where you are from(SOY de Kansas). estar is for where something is located (there, inside, at the store) or how someone feels (happy, tired, sick). There are other contexts but these are the basics. they are important to learn, but will take a while. my spanish teacher taught us a rhyme "how you feel, and where you are, always use the verb estar. what you are, and where youre from, use ser the other one"
Ser and estar have always confused me, but with that rhyme, I will understand more about them. Rhymes are a great key for memorization.
I domt think estan is a word mexicanos use alot. Get used to it, Ellas son niñas.
I write "ustedes son ninãs" for they are girl, but i did wrong because the correct answer is "ellas son ninãs" , cant i also use ustedes for plural they ?
they are girls = ellos ninas =ellas son ninas = son ninas . are all of them correct ?
They both means "them", but 'ellas' is used for group of females only whereas 'ellos' is used for group of males/group of both males and females, Gracias.
son and somos only use in plurals(more then one person). Somos always use for first person plural like we are = nosotors somos but Son is always use for second or third person plural like they or you(plural) regardless of gender. They are = ellas/ellos son or ustedes son
Okay, so if some person speaks of a group of people, and he doesn't know their gender and refers to them as "ellos"; when you fix him, can you say "Ellos son niñas"? Will this be correct? Also, is there a way to type the special characters using my keyboard without alt codes?
I am sorry but i don't quite understand your first question. But, if you have an Apple keyboard (or phone), just hold down the letter for a few seconds. To put the '~' (tilde) over an 'n', just hold 'n' until a little blurb appears and then press (or the corresponding number to which ever accent you need) here is the list of available acents using this method... A's: àáâäæãåā E's: èéêëēėę I's: îïíįīì O's: ôöòóœøōõ U's: ûüùúū Y: ÿ L: ł S's: ßśš Z's: žźż N's: ñń C's:çćč
because mujeres often implies female adults, whereas girl is a younger woman.
Moreover, in English you could say:
-Are they boys or girls?
- They are girls
That could translate as 'Son chicas'. Chico is a boy, chica is a girl.
I didn't mean that. 'Ellas' is they as long as they are all known to be females. But it is not the same to say 'a girl' and 'a woman'. Woman/women == mujer/mujeres.
I put nostros es ninas ( i know i probably spelled it wrong) but it said i got it wrong, is that basically the same thing?
somos is for we, son is for they. It's like in English you use am for I and are for you.
is it only me that does this, whenever i make a simple mistake i kind of get really dramatic like how people cry on telenovelas or soap operas
I'm having a hard time memorizing all the spanish words can I get some advice.
how come when i say ellas son ninas sorry cant do the accent i get it wrong but when i say ellas ninas i get it right?
I appreciate how it checked up on me with basic pronoun knowledge unrelated to food. That's a good way to keep the mind sharp.
i am on the test out of one skill thing and its really hard, does anyone have any advice?
Ellos and ellas would be the same thing when you talk about "they" how is that wrong?
Is there a difference between Chamas and Ñinas? If so, what are these differences?
I wrote "Uds. son ninas" (w/ the accent). Would this matter in a real situation?
What the heck. I just didn’t put a s and it is wrong. What is wrong with this world we live in. KILLL ME!!!
I am using an iPad. When I see a correction I am unable to see the first word. Any suggestions?