It's literally impossible to tell the difference between eles and elas in the audio.
The difference is in the sound of the first "e". "Elas" sounds like the "E" in "Hell" and "eles" sounds like the "E" in "hey"
I am confiused. One says "Elas" (bebem cerveja); one says "Eles"--both = "They drink beer." Which is correct? When? Or, is this a mistake?
elas = they (just for women). eles = they (for men or men+women). without a context, both should be accepted!
Yes, it was odd. The lesson used both versions, but when I put one, it was marked wrong. It must be a mistake.
I have read in other comments that the default is 'eles' the masculin, but it depends on the sexual orientation of the group in question, so if it were 'They' as in a group of women, then 'elas' should be used, and visa versa for men, but if it is a mixed group, then the default should be used. I guess both are correct but yeah they should at least specify when to use what.
Not all the "Elas" are women, you add informations the sentences didn't give us, it can be little girls, etc...
"Elas" doesn't mean "the women," it means "them." English just doesn't encode that kind of information.
Those are the conjugations of the verb to drink (beber). The verb ending must match the subject in person and number
The app never once told me what cerveja is yet ive been asked to translate it, which of course I got wrong and I don't think thats fair
So are the women drinking ONE beer? They are taking turns sharing a single beer bottle? Because it says 'cerveja' (implying one beer) in this sentence.
No. Singular is used in Portuguese to refer to a group of things, so "cerveja" here may refer to lots of bottles.
Eles = They (for men/boys or a group of men + women)
Elas = They (for women/girls)
very good lol Ayase-chan ... I always have doubts about similar sounds, like - As x Us, Bad x Bed, eat, X it. Fool x Full, Dad x Dead. "A garota não tem domínio da língua portuguesa, escreve " FACIO", usa gírias no ambiente inadequado, resumindo, alguém que pode ajudar, mas prefere criticar, não é uma boa pessoa, e faz por merecer as criticas negativas.
Bebem is the 3rd person plural (eles/elas/etc.)conjugation of beber. Bebo is the 1st person singular (eu) conjugation