"Who is the woman?"

Translation:Quis est femina?

August 28, 2019



Quis femina est? Not accepted. I thought the word order does not matter.

August 28, 2019


It should also be accepted now, but unfortunately it takes some time for the changes we make in the Incubator to be active for users (sometimes as long as two weeks).

Still, please report (with the button in the lesson, not in the discussion) if it's not accepted, it's still possible something got missed!

August 29, 2019


I think word order matters more for questions, either the verb has to be first or if there is a question word (like who) what comes first and the verb follows second.

August 30, 2019


I dont see quis femina est it was puella for me so either they fixed it or you overlooked it just like I did xD

September 3, 2019


What is the marker for the woman instead of a woman?

August 29, 2019


Nothing. Latin doesn't have articles, so you use context to tell. Since there's no context in Duo sentences, both are accepted as translations.

August 29, 2019

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If it is 100% essential to be explicitly clear that you're referring to a specific woman, you would use the demonstrative "this" or "that". If I'm not mistaken, that's where the Romance definite articles came from.

August 31, 2019


Shouldn't this be "Quae est femina?" or am I mistaken?

September 4, 2019


"Quae" is plural or the relative pronoun.

September 4, 2019
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