"The strong pupils are carrying the table."
Translation:Die starken Schüler tragen den Tisch.
I am having a really hard time with plural adjective endings. When is it -e and when is it -en? I've been studying charts but it's not clicking. Any tips?
Because you used Schülerin (one female pupil) rather than Schüler (many pupils -- male or any gender -- same form as the singular).
Why is it 'Die starken Schueler tragen den Tisch', and not 'Die starken Schueler den Tisch tragen' ?
Because the conjugated verb in a simple statement like this has to be the second thing in the sentence.
The conjugated verb in this sentence is tragen (it's third person plural to match the subject die starken Schüler), so it has to be right after the subject die starken Schüler.
Studenten are at a university; those are called "students" in English.
"pupils" are at a school; they are called Schüler in German.
I speak a variety of English where "pupils" is a very uncommon word and the distinction is practically unknown. It's always annoying when Duolingo penalizes me for not having a distinction in my variety of English. "Studenten" should be accepted, or Duolingo should make it clear in the English whether it's expecting Schüler or Student.
Duolingo should make it clear in the English whether it's expecting Schüler or Student.
It usually does: by using "pupil" when it expects Schüler or "university student" when it expects Student.
When it uses only "student", then usually both Schüler and Student will be accepted.