"Why are the girls tired?"
Translation:¿Por qué están cansadas las niñas?
I think because it would be translated to " why are the tired girls?" which is not even a question
That's what I wrote and it was accepted, only I wrote "niñas" instead of "ninjas".
I would like to know the same, pretty sure it would be fine so i flagged it as correct,but if anyone disagrees please enlighten us! :)
in this statement it seems that the condition of the girls is a fact, so why not use ser verbs.
The issue is not whether their state of being tired is a fact, but whether it is a permanent, life-long condition or a temporary condition. Soy cansado = I am tired all of the time, all my life estoy cansado = I am tired right now In either of my situations, my current condition (tiredness) is a fact
Technically you could, but 'ellas' means feminine 'they', while 'ninas' is 'girls'.
I don't understand the difference between estoy and soy. Help? I guess I can google it too.
Estoy and soy are both the ''I am'' forms of the verbs, which both mean ''to be.'' However, they're used in different circumstances. Soy refers to something that you are forever, that is an inherent state. I am a girl, I am a parent, etc. Estoy is used for location, feeling, or temporary states. So ''Estoy en la biblioteca" means ''I am at the library''--you're not going to be at the library forever, just for a little while. ''Estoy triste,"" means you're sad, but you're not sad forever.
"How you feel and where you are--that is when you use estar" ...That's just an easy way to remember it. But yeah, google it
I am confused as to why 'cansadas' comes after the verb and not after 'las niñas?
This type of question is typically formed by reversing the order of the subject and the verb. The adjective immediately follows the 'to be' verb (so long as neither is modified), and thus comes in between. Time words like 'hoy' still come at the end. Las niñas están cansadas hoy. The girls are tired today. ¿Por qué están cansadas las niñas hoy? Think of it as: Why are they tired, the girls today?