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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SweenCat

Ellos or Nosotros???

I tried to ask a question concerning a sentence I just encountered but the discussion was LOCKED.

"__ son hombres." Translation: They are men.

I could choose Nosotras, Vosotras, Ellos, Nosotros, or Vosotros I selected Nosotros thinking the translation would be "We are men."

How should I have known that it was Ellos and not Nosotros? (brainfart here)

November 12, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

This is because of the verb form "son" -->> This belongs to the 3rd person plural "ellos" or "ellas", and also because the translation is "They are men".

"Nosotros" (we) would have the verb form "somos":

Nosotros somos hombres.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SweenCat

Thank you! I sent you a Lingot...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elbie20

nosotros somos ellos/ustedes son ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

Nosotros somos hombres
Vosotros sois hombres
Ellos son hombres

The feminine versions are wrong for obvious reasons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tita.popi

You can know it depending of the conjugation of the verb. Ellos son. Nosotros somos.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dynamix_833

If it is reffered to "US" it is "Nosotros" if it is reffered to "THEM" its "ellos" i face the same problem in french

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