Yes. Sono is both the first person singular and third person plural conjugation of the verb "essere" (to be). Confusing at first, which is why you have to look at the context to determine the meaning.
You are right, in the translation it says "Bird" instead of "Birds". I'll notify it as a bug.
is there a grammatical rule for when nouns require their articles or not? why is it not gli uccelli?
It is only when the example is specifying. If they are being direct about which birds in the example, then your translation should match.
Is the second 'n' in "non" silent? I can't tell with the audio. It sounds like "no".
Ok thanks! I didn't think so, but the Google Translate audio sounded the same way so I wasn't sure.
Of course no one says "I am no/not birds" but technically its right. If you talk to a friend that says "in comparison to you, birds like to eat only a little", you could answer "I'm not birds" (rather common I'm not a bird) ... So somehow I feel like a grammar nazi although I make many mistakes. Duolingo rocks anyways.
I am confused. It says "uccelli" also means "fowl". So I answered "They are not fowls" and it counted it wrong.
Where is the word "They" in this sentence.......... are not birds.....should i just use common sense