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"Five women are sleeping at home."

Translation:Quinque feminae domi dormiunt.

October 7, 2019

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

Does the "ae" for female stop in numbers after 1 and 2?


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

I'd like to know as well. Thanks


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

Quinque mulieres domi dormiunt


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nicolaa38

Mulier is an acceptable word for woman.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shelby203048

It is? I never knew


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike108631

Why not: quinque feminae es domi dormiunt (?) I'm a native English speaker (U.S.) and have never attempted learning another language. Not even sure why I chose Latin. It's definitely challenging. At least for me.


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

The present progressive ('I am sleeping', 'you are sleeping', 'we are sleeping', 'they are sleeping', etc.) and the present simple ('I sleep', 'you sleep', 'we sleep', 'they sleep') in English are both translated into the Latin present tense. Latin does not make the quite the same differentiation as English for this.

dormiunt on its own can be translated as 'they are sleeping' or 'they sleep'.

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