"I have a lot of friends in this class."
Translation:Yo tengo muchas amigas en esta clase.
If you used amigos and it was rejected, you have to use the Report option to bring it to their attention. It will then probably be added to the answer database.
Wondering if those who used muchos amigos also used este instead of esta. This refers to the noun clase which is feminine and should be esta regardless of the gender of the friends. I see now that was my mistake.
In English you don't know as it's written. In Spanish most of the time if the word ends with '-a' it's feminine. amigA, niñA...
Even if Duolingo marks 'muchos amigos' wrong, you can rest assured, it is not.
"Tengo UN MONTÓN de amigos(as) en esta clase". It should be accepted.
We don't all get this question in the same form. When asked to translate the English phrase "I have a lot of friends in this class" there is no way to know that the friends referred to are women. So those saying that "muchas" is a "clue" are not getting the same question in the same way.
When the question is asked in English, how are we to know that the answer is to be written for a female
My question was in English 'I have a lot of friends' either the feminine or masculine should be accepted as long as the endings agree!
When the exact masculine/feminine is not indicated then the rule is to go with the masculine form