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"Ellas cocinan."

Translation:They cook.

5 years ago

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Emmiegram
Emmiegram
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Couldn't it also be "the women cook"? After all, it's "ellas". But then I suppose it's not only women cooking. Maybe girls as well.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/barb56

why is ellas in this sentence "they"? I thought they is always "ellos"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

ellas is a group of all females; ellos is all males or a mixed group

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/barb56

ah yes, thank you. a detail i forgot

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryia99
Ryia99
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Always remember the basics.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FranksTom

It still seems so odd, since in English, we would use "they cook" only if it is an habitual action, e.g. "They cook at every parish bazaar". We would say "They or the women are cookING". (stressing the participle) If you give the latter translation into English in this program, you are often marked wrong. I suppose the latter would be something like "Ellas estan cocinando" in Spanish.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/weapon2277

I put "The girls are cooking" since ellas indicates all females. I don't think I was necessarily wrong, but would be interested if someone can explain why that would be wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jts412dnb

Hi there. "The girls cook" would be a correct answer. "The girls are cooking" is incorrect. This would be "Ellas estan cocinando" You can use estar when an action is ongoing.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyanGunn

Girls specifically is ninas. Ellas includes women, as well. That's my guess :p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swolbrecht

"Ellas" was counted correct when I answered "The girls…" This time is was counted wrong!!!!!!! Any recourse?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/themaystro2009

How can i say '' the women are cooking''??

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jts412dnb

Las mujeres están cocinando.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/themaystro2009

gracias, thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PurushSund

They cook

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christina_utried

I love learning spanish!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EdwinE.M.M

¿alguien que me enseñe ingles? Y yo le ayudo con el español

1 year ago