Yes "ellas" is feminine. If the group consist of only girls/women you'll "ellas". You'll use "ellos" caminan if the group is either mixed with boys/men and girls/women or just boys/men
Person Endings Examples I -o yo como, yo leo you (familiar) -es, -as tú comes, tú nadas he, she, it, you (formal) -e, -a él come, ella nada, usted lee we -amos, -emos, -imos nosotros comemos, nosotros nadamos you (plural Latin America) -en, -an ustedes comen, ustedes nadan you (plural Spain) -éis, -áis vosotros coméis, vosotros nadáis they -en, -an ellos comen, ellos nadan
this should help any confusion
Because "girls" = "niñas" and in this question they are using "ellas" which means "They (all female)".
In other words, NYsportsfan11, you are adding more information than you're given. You cannot know that "ellas" are girls. They could be old women. They could be nuns. They could be actresses. You just don't know, and therefore "ellas" must be translated as simply "they." Does that make sense?
Yes, that makes sense. Wow, I hadn't logged on to this site in over a year. Nothing like going back to school and having a foreign language graduation requirement! Time to blow the dust off of here!
Ir is the Spanish verb to go. The problem lies in the German verb because it means more then one thing, where as the Spanish verb does not - gehen would in fact be the word to use in German for the Spanish caminar, just not if it was reversed in a sentence where gehen was used to mean to go. This is common in languages and something we all have to be mindful of.
but shouldn't you be allowed to say the girls since the "a" instead of "o" signifies that the group is solely made up of females?
Good question, but please see the answers written in reply to this question above:
I'm confused. I put "the girls walk" and got marked incorrect, but isn't that right?