Her is what is not explained here: Pobre gente means something like "those poor/unfortunate people" whereas "gente pobre" are people that don't have much money.
elizadeux - Great explanation, as I thought duo was being patronising at first.. "oh - poor people"... but now I understand - when pobre comes first it means this kind of context - "oh the poor things" and when pobre comes after - it means the people that are poor … every day is a school day!
Same, but upon listening a second time I noticed that Ay was spoken in a drawn out way, maybe this was DL's attempt at distinguishing from Hay? Just a guess.
I heard that too. But i was confused by the long pause and i guess that was why
Just because "ay" and "hay" sound the same doesn't mean you should report it. There's nothing they can do about that.
How can I possibly distinguish this from "Hay pobre gente" when only given the audio?
I grew up hearing Spanish-speaking people. Trust me. Ay should be considered a word... at least informally.
I used folks instead of people. DL didn't accept that. What do you folks think?
Could you also say "pobrecita gente" in this context? Does "pobrecito" mean "poor thing" or "poor little thing"? That's how it feels to me. A quick online translate only comes up with" poor ".
The "-ito/ -ita" ending indicates a diminutive. It might be appropriate for addressing a child ("ay, pobrecita!"), but would be condescending and rude to address an adult that way, let alone a group of adults.
We would usually say, "oh, poor guys" but i don't know if Duo accepts that.
"Ay" and "hay" sound the same. There could be a misunderstanding, if both sentences are correct.
Me when my friend tells me to stop drinking all his milk everyday because he can't afford a $600 monthly milk budget
Wow, who wrote that one? Ay, pobre gente sounds exactly the same as Hay pobre gente, which actually makes a lot more sense.
I wouldn't say it makes more sense. Either sentence could make 100% sense if the context were known, but without context, I don't believe one makes sense more than the other.