https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LuisF.Pint

Is this wrong translated?

"They don't eat fish" I wrote: 他们不吃鱼 But the system correct me this way : 她们不吃鱼 Are they not both correct?. Thanks.

September 8, 2019

5 Comments


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

I think you're correct. Unfortunately, the system will only accept a single predetermined pronoun. You either have to look in the word bank to determine which pronoun it wants, or guess and risk a wrong answer.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mike744689

The first one is a group of men and/or women who do not eat fish. The second is for a group of women who do not eat fish.

September 8, 2019

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

她们 is actually not being used in formal Chinese. When 他们 is used, gender is not being considered.

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taylor-j27

他 is he vs. 她 she, so if the system said "They (female)" you would use the secondary.

September 9, 2019
Learn Chinese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.