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"Pavones eorum sunt pingues."

Translation:Their peacocks are fat.

September 10, 2019



Duo doesn't like other birds.


Surely this sentence has a positive connotation.


And their parrots are angry, old and drunk


I can't believe Duo is out here fatshaming other birds. Not cool, Duo, not cool at all



Where do you see that Duo considers being fat to be negative?




Loving the content. My first laugh of the day. Thank you


Why is it "eorum" ?


It means of them. It is a genetive plural.
In Latin you have suus sua suum which means his/her/their, belonging to the subject of the sentence:

  • Marcus libros suos legit (M. is reading his own books)
  • Marcus et Licius libros suos legunt (M. & L. are reading their own books)

When the owner is not the subject, you must use eius (lit: of him/her) or "eorum/earum" (of them: eorum when the owners are masculine, neuter or a mix of genders, earum when feminine)

  • Marcus librum eius legit (M. is reading his/her, i.e. Lucius', Livia's, book)
  • Marcus librum eorum legit (M. is reading their - Lucius et Livius', Lucius et Livia's - book; note that it is one book belonging to more than one person)
  • Marcus librum earum legit (M. is reading their - Lucia et Livia's - book; one book belonging to more than one female person)

(the rules are a little more complicated for some special cases, but this is most general - and frequent - use)


why is "his peacocks are fat" wrong? Shouldn't eorum not change whenever it's "his" "her" or "their"?


Shouldn't eorum not change whenever it's "his" "her" or "their"?

There's a distinction between singular owner eius (his, her, its) and plural owner eorum (their - masculine, neuter, mixed) / earum (their - feminine).


Which bird in duolingo is thin?


The parrot might be, if he spends all his money on booze and has none left for food. Also, anger uses a lot of energy

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