"They are studying the cities of Europe."
Translation:Ellos estudian las ciudades de Europa.
The present progressive form (They are studying) uses the verb estar. https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/spanish-present-progressive-forms
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.
"Ellos estudian las ciudades de europa" was the correct answer given, where is estar used?
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...
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.
'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!
Doesn't accept any of the below.
- Están estudiando las ciudades de Europa.
- Estudian las ciudades de Europa.
- Ellas estudian las ciudades de Europa.
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
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...
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
What's the difference between son and somos...and why in the creepymansions son cannot be used in this sentence!!!
when multiple things, example: el hombre y la mujer = the man and the woman. Los hombres y las mujeres = men and woman
Duo, why is 'ellos estudian' okay but 'ellas estudiand' is not? Why you do this duo? Yo no gusto duo.
Today I did four Chapters from the level. But I have got marks only for three. Why?
I agree with others asking why Ellos son is incorrect. It's not explained well.
Estudian. I wrote it correctly, looked at the hint, and doubted myself. Got me again, Duo.
I see you used estudian but i actually wanted to use ser. Ellos son estudiando.... I feel like this is correct no?
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.
Why isn't it "Ellos son estudian las ciudades de Europa" if "son" means "are"?
The translation of 'estudian' is: 'they study'. Therefore, why 'ellos' in the sentence? Ellos estudian = they they study.
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.