So.... what if you were, say, babysitting for a Spanish mother and you were told that said Spanish mother has "tres hijos". You'd have no way of knowing if that meant she had three kids or if she had three boys... which is a very different matter, at least from this baby-sitters perspective XD
Sure, but that still doesn't specify. I'm English you'd say "3 kids, 3 sons" in Spanish you'd say "3 hijos, 3 hijos", that'd get very confusing.
Yes, it all depends on how the person words their sentence and of course you could ask for them to clarify but having them both the same words must be confusing even for native speakers, at least give "children" some kind of accent, like "Hijó" lol
Yes, but hijos/hijas is sons/daughters. Your children as opposed to other peoples children.
sure sounds like 'hijas' to me! I can see the words/meanings quickly. I cannot hear them all rolled together. :-(