"¿Cuántos pantalones necesitas?"
Translation:How many pants do you need?
Really?? In the Food section? I have heard of "No Shirts, No Shoes, No Service" policies- but missing your pants?? Come one DuoLingo, quit with the filler sentences.
Why is trousers the wrong answers? This is British English for pants!
I agree with Sian, trousers marked wrong, I usually wear my pants under my trousers and are referred to as a pair in English.
But many (so called) superheroes like Superman et al. wear their pants over their trousers!
I answered "How many pair of pants do you need?" and was told that I need to use "pairs of pants."
At least in American English, "two pair of shoes" is quite common, with "pair" as an invariable noun like "moose" and "deer."
Both sound perfectly fine to me in fact, and I'm hard-pressed to say which I would use more often.
Moose and deer, while they can also be plural, do not end in s. Pants and shoes do, hence 'pairs' plural. That is correct English
You are missing the point, which is that "two pair of shoes" is quite common in American English and has been for a very long time. Plural "pair" has become less common in the U.S. since the late 1800's, but even Merriam-Webster.com lists the plural of "pair" as "pairs or pair".