Is this a direct translation to "the olds"?
Like slangy English?
No, that would be de ouderen which is standard language for elderly people. Also de jongeren (the youngsters) exists.
Thank you for the reply :)
Thanks for the explanation, but it still kinda sounds like "the olds". It'd be a bit rude though... By the way, in Spanish the rude way to say "parents" is "viejos": "old ones"
I think it sounds like "the elders", which makes it a bit easier to remember
Ouders means olders (elders), they're etymologically linked.
How about the singular form? Is it "de ouder" or "het ouder"?
Ouder is a de word
I've pronounced this correclty every time I've said it and it's not accepted my answer once-really need to sort this out, it's so annoying saying "de ouders" over 10 times in a row, for duolingo to not even recognise me saying "de"
What is the difference between (parents) and (parents')?
The parents’ is equal to the parents’s, so “of the parents”.
“The parents’ home” = “The home of the parents”. Dunno why you ask it for this question though?
Explain to me how im not sposed to get confused when this also means grandparents
It doesn’t, grandparents is grootouders