"Filiae tuae dormiunt."

Translation:Your daughters sleep.

October 2, 2019

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How do I know if the sentence is in a progressive tense or in a simple one? I've seen “Filiae tuae dormiunt” as “Your daughters are sleeping.” and “Your daughters sleep.” Which one really is it then?


They are the same in Latin. "Filiae tuae dormiunt" can be translated as both "Your daughters are sleeping" and "Your daughters sleep."


Whats up with the sleeping?


Haha, they had to pick a verb to start with I guess, and that is one that isn't weird or irregula r.


Am i right to assume tui and tuae are for male and female respectively.


Well, not exactly male and female. Gender in Latin can refer to somethings physical gender or sex. Boy, Man etc. are masculine for example. Other nouns however can have different genders which are not always super obvious.

The genders are masculine, feminine and neuter

For example:

Bonus nauta (sailor is masculine, despite having a first declension ending (I know it's confusing)

Bona puella (girl is feminine and gets a feminine adjective)


Basically spanish


I know this is irrelevant but does duolingo teach past tense verbs?


At the moment, only the present is focused on. There is an example of the perfect in a sentence or two if I am not mistaken.

I am sure when they expand the course there will be plenty past tense sentences.


Sounds a little threatening, doesn't it?

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