"¿Tus padres son americanos?"
Translation:Are your parents American?
I answered with 'are your fathers american?' and it was right. I love how gay friendly Duolingo is.
I agree. This drives me crazy about the female voice. She never uses an inflection that denotes a question.
"Americans" is being used like an adjective, so it doesn't need to match in number.
This sounds like a statement rather than a question, especially without the question intonation. THIS IS WHY IT IS BETTER TO START QUESTIONS WITH A VERB IF 'QUE' 'COMO' 'DONDE' 'CUANDO' 'CUAL' 'QUIEN' O 'POR QUE' ARE NOT AVAILABLE!!!
Again, Spanish very rarely uses a V-S-O order in yes-or-no questions. Especially in copula sentences and if the subject is a noun and the object is an adjective, like here. Then you suddenly have "¿Son tus padres americanos?" which translates to "Are they your American parents?"
Why is everything either mexican or american? What is this obsession with america still like its the coolest place to be? Ugh.