"You all are children."
Translation:Ustedes son niños.
I had "Ustedes todos son ninos", having never come across "all" previously in my lessons. It was considered wrong for a reason I do not understand. Upon mouseover it provides the translation "todos" for "All" but the final version neither uses it nor offers it as an alternative translation and I can't figure out why. Why not just say "you are children" rather than "you all are children"? ლ(ಠ_ಠლ)
Edit: Also, despite "all" being a new word it didn't tell me it was a new word because it was in english rather than spanish.
You don't need "todos" because "ustedes" can be used to mean "you all" when addressing a group of people.
but the answer is "Son todos niños.", so they dont even want us to use the word "ustedes" at all. I did that and got it wrong.
The same exact thing happened to me! Will they fix this? It was totally confusing!
"You all" is apparently DL's way of saying "plural you". Standard English does not have a seperate word for this. Appalachain dialects use "y'all".
I dont understand when the word ninos is used for boys or children in a sentence..how do you differentiate...
Because 'hijos' menas more than 'ninyos', refer to the relation between parents and kids.
It told me that "Vosotros sois ninos" was the correct answer. The first two words haven't come up in the lessons so far.
Thats because Spain Castilian is sortof a nich dialect to the rest of the world
I added ‘todos’ to “ustedes son ninos” because of the word “ALL” in the English version. Why was “todos” pointed as a mistake? It doesn’t make any sense to ask for it. In English, it should have been “You are children” - which doesn’t need to clarify/emphasize the plural - it’s there, anyhow (in “children”). Otherwise, just creates confusion.
I don't understand why the word for children and boys - ninos - are the same?? How do you know which is which?
Niños can be used for boys (all) or mixed boys and girls (children) .... niñas are for girls only.
It does not make sense for it to say "pay attention to the letter signs cause I do not have any on my keyboard
In all my years of formal Spanish education, I have been taught that "you all" or "y'all" is the vosotros form of any verb or phrase that is being translated from Englush to Spanish or vise versa. Does Duolingo not teach the vosotros form and would.it be correct to use the vosotros form in this case for translating?
I put one letter that was wrong. It was a typo. I got should've got it right
It is basically the same thing... It doesn't necessarily have to be EXACT. Right?
I got it right! And also, there is a boy with the name Nino on a television show that I watch, so using the Spanish translation, his parent(s) could really think of a better name than "child\children"
Ustedes is the formal for you, plural. Children and animals, whether familiar or not, can be addressed with the informal you.
The first time I did this,I got it wrong.I saw the right answer after.The next time,I got the same question.I put the answer that I saw after the first time,but I got it WRONG again!Why???
Ustedes SON... / You are...
Nosotros SOMOS... / We are...
Ellos SON... /They are...
Because "tu" is for if you're talking to a friend of something. You use "usted" for talking to an elderly or instructor or something. Example:
"Tu encantan los perros." ("You love dogs." for a friend, sibling, kids, etc.)
"Usted encantan los perros." ("You love dogs" for someone you need to be extra respectful to. Teacher, parent, elderly, etc.)
So, they do have the same meaning in a way, but you use them according to the person you are speaking to. Hope this helps!
I did the exact same thing before and it said to put todos instead of ninos. I don't understand why it told me to give a different answer. I am so confused right now.
Literally looks like we all got something different for this one. I kept going back to translate this one so I could try again, and I tried soooo many times, and once I finally gave up, it told me the answer that I wasn't taught. Maybe I just forgot? I don't know. Hopefully I'll learn!
I think to get a better score you have to add the little squiggle line that is above the second "N" in "ninos"
here is something that can help you to not cheat but to help you to spell it is to look the words/word so you don't get it wrong because of typo's
The questions was "You all are children" the Translation above is Ustedes son ninos. HOWEVER the correct answer on the quiz is suppose to be "sois ninos". I have not even seen that "word before (sois). So which is it? Sois or ustedes?
i typed ustedes todos con ninos but it messed up when i did cause it did auto correct
I thought vosotros meant the same thing as nosotros except they only used it in Spain?
vosotros is like yall and nosotros is we vosotros is what they would use as the informal ellos.. if im not incorrect
I don't understand I keep doing the right answer but instead it changes it and says I am wrong how is this even possible
i put ellos son niños and somehow im wrong.. my spanish teacher of 3 years would beg to differ.
I don't like the way everyone gets a different "correct" answer. For me it said the correct answer was Ustedes son ninos. I had put Tu son ninos because I thought you used the informal tu when it was children.
Be careful, Spanish 2nd person distinguishes singular from plural and formal from informal not only in the pronoun but in the verb as well:
Tú eres un niño: informal, singular
Vos sos un niño: informal masculine singular voseo
Usted es un niño: formal, singular
Vosotros sois niños: informal masculine plural
Vosotras sois niñas: informal feminine plural
Ustedes son niños: formal, plural
Chamas-all of a sudden intoduces a new word for children when niños has been fine for a long time why? Thanks
"Children" is the common gender noun for boys and girls.
I got it wrong the first time, and when I typed in the response it told me was correct the second time, it changed. The first time it said the correct response was ustedes todos son ninos, and the second time it said the correct response was son todos ninos.
English you =
Tú (informal) and Usted (formal) are used when talking to one person.
Vosotros (informal) and Ustedes (formal) are used when talking to more than one person.