"You are new students."
Translation:Ustedes son estudiantes nuevos.
Because "students" is plural, so it can only be "ustedes" (son) or "vosotros" (sois), but not "tú" (eres) or "usted" (es), since those are singular.
Would "Ustedes son nuevos estudiantes" not be correct? When does the adjective come after the subject and when doesn't it?
Conpanbear is correct for the most part. When using adjectives, however, when you put the adjective after the noun you are creating a subset. For instance in this example, we are creating a subset between the returning students and the incoming students. If you put it before the noun you are saying that they are apart of all of the new students in the world or in a given area. For instance in Spanish if we were to say, "The new students in the United States entering college are unprepared." We would say, "Los nuevos estudiantes en los Estados Unidos entran universidad no son preparado." In his example below, we could also be saying. Julio is a good man of all the men I personally know (a generalized adjective) and in the second we are saying that Superman is a good man compared to the bad men/villains.
I may be mistaken, but from reading comments in previous exercises, you precede the noun with an adjective if it is a subjective opinion, and procede the noun if it an objective fact.
e.g. Julio es un buen hombre. Julio is a good man (in my opinion/according to me).
Superman es un hombre bueno. Superman is (actually/literally) a good man.
Why not use the verb estar? I thought it might be a temporal situation, therefor estar.
i actually thought of this too. and then i didn't find it in the option lol i hope someone can respond :)
Because that means, they are, rather than the plural you are, ustedes.
I find thinking of ustedes as 'you are all' as a useful reminder to use the -n plural verb conjugation, son or estan.
chris- no, tus is a possessive adjective and goes with a noun : tus perros, your dogs.