"They are studying the cities of Europe."

Translation:Ellos estudian las ciudades de Europa.

April 23, 2018


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"Ellos son estudian" is wrong? "They are studying"

June 15, 2018


The present progressive form (They are studying) uses the verb estar. https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/spanish-present-progressive-forms

July 11, 2018


I still didnt see the estudian form but I will look deeper latr on. I get confused why the SON is not needed..or allowed in this sentence. Hopefully I will find the answer.

November 9, 2018


"Ellos estudian las ciudades de europa" was the correct answer given, where is estar used?

February 3, 2019


I read the the page from spanishdict .com what I gleaned from is that the correct answer ought to be "Ellos estan estudian las ciudades de Europa", but someone else says that 'estudian' means 'they study', so if Duo says the answer is 'Ellos estudian' then wouldn't that be 'they they study'? grumble grumble grumble. I dont think I'm getting this...

September 5, 2019


Thats why I used and i was told it was incorrect!

June 25, 2019


When should son be used? Whats the difference between

Ellos son estudian & ellos estudian.

This is properly confusing. Been spending an entire week on the same chapter.

March 21, 2019


'Son' means 'are', and should be used with 'Ellos/Ellas' and objects in the plural form, for example: 'las bibliotecas'.

Moreover, 'Ellos son estudian' means 'they are they study', this doesn't make sense, so you shouldn't use it. However, 'ellos estudian' means 'they study' and 'they are studying' Therefore, you had to use this phrase for this sentence. I understand this is confusing but the reason why you can use 'Ellos estudian' for both meanings is because both our in present tence.

Note: Don't give up and I hope this explanation helps. I believe in you!

March 22, 2019



May 14, 2019


thanks. I was confused as well.

October 9, 2019


First fake news .. now fake hints

October 19, 2018


Like that!

November 30, 2018


Doesn't accept any of the below.

  • Están estudiando las ciudades de Europa.
  • Estudian las ciudades de Europa.
  • Ellas estudian las ciudades de Europa.
April 23, 2018


Estan estudiando las ciudades de Europa is now accepted.

July 11, 2018


I and my amigos use 'ando' in place of english 'ing', trabajando/working in my daily spanish with friends, they all use ando y yet anytime Ive used it here Ive been incorrect. So now I use what they want, but its not right

September 5, 2019


Why won't it accept "Ellas"???

December 7, 2018


Estudian wasn't even given as an option when seeing what word to use...estudiando and estudiar were, and they're both wrong, apparently. I feel like I was tricked...

April 30, 2019


Seriously, we are learning, so why do they not even provide the correct answer to help jog the memory. Both estudiando and estudiar were shown, yet both were wrong. Estudian was the correct answer. Duolingo are great in assuming you already know the answer by not exactly helping guide you along. Misleading as always

September 28, 2018


I quite agree

November 30, 2018


Why las ciudades?

Is ciudad feminine?

August 30, 2018



October 14, 2018


What's the difference between son and somos...and why in the creepymansions son cannot be used in this sentence!!!

May 28, 2019


son = They are.

somos = We are

June 14, 2019


When los and when las

July 24, 2018


when multiple things, example: el hombre y la mujer = the man and the woman. Los hombres y las mujeres = men and woman

August 15, 2018


men and women**

August 15, 2018


Duo, why is 'ellos estudian' okay but 'ellas estudiand' is not? Why you do this duo? Yo no gusto duo.

June 29, 2019


"estudiand" is not a word

October 12, 2019


What's wrong with: Ellos son estudiar las ciudades de Europa

July 17, 2019


Today I did four Chapters from the level. But I have got marks only for three. Why?

July 19, 2019


I agree with others asking why Ellos son is incorrect. It's not explained well.

August 14, 2019


Estudian. I wrote it correctly, looked at the hint, and doubted myself. Got me again, Duo.

August 16, 2019


I said ''ellos son estudian'', why is this wrong please?

September 5, 2019


I see you used estudian but i actually wanted to use ser. Ellos son estudiando.... I feel like this is correct no?

June 2, 2018


ellos son is wrong?

March 2, 2019


In Spanish, 'they are studying' and 'they study' is written the same, because both are in the present tense. So, if you translate 'they study', you get 'Ellos/Ellas estudian', which is also what you have to write for this sentence.

March 18, 2019


Why isn't it "Ellos son estudian las ciudades de Europa" if "son" means "are"?

May 21, 2019


Because it would not make sense to say "they are study.

October 12, 2019


The translation of 'estudian' is: 'they study'. Therefore, why 'ellos' in the sentence? Ellos estudian = they they study.

May 27, 2019


I agree on the meaning of the VERB estudian. Why would we need two consecutive verbs such as son estudian? If it were correct, and i don't think it is, the second verb should not be conjugated: son estudiar. BTW, i got this wrong with son estudian :). Please let me know if my statement is less than correct! I need to learn more.

July 4, 2019
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