https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poopkinel

"Somos nosotras."

December 15, 2012

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doritosguy12

Is this a phrase that's commonly used between Spanish-speaking people? Can someone provide a context that this phrase would be used in please?

December 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiuhtecuhtli

Two women are visiting their friend; they knock on the door, the friend says "Who's there?" and they respond "Somos nosotras" which in English would be "It's us".

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/StephieD

"It's us" makes sense...but this exercise also said this means "we are us." There is no time in English you would ever use the term "we are us."

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deardavid

Yes, that is right! "We are us." is not English.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poopkinel

What does "we are us" mean?

December 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WalterBere

it is us, remember... like ... it's me, hello

December 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/larryp93

The English in the translation is faulty. Should be "It is we." (Like "It is I"). One uses the subjective rather than the objective form of the pronoun.

December 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cr48laptop

It should take both at the very least.

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joj

Why doesn't it mean that we are just females?

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/glorifindel

"we are just females" is from "it is us." Say you (as a female) and another female were in a conversation, and someone asked, "Who are women?" "It is us (with the feminine "us," or in this case, nosotras.

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hondao5

i would assume "somos nosotros" would mean "it is us" if there was a guy in the group?

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abetekl

doesnt somos mean we are not it is??

December 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joehammers

So as a man you would never say this only a woman would?

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiuhtecuhtli

Correct, only a woman in an all-female group.

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yayson

Thanks, though what if it was a mixed group (i.e. one male and one female)

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/popolski

Than you or we must use the masculine: somos nosotros.

January 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vitalina

yeah What does it mean? ohhhhh((

December 15, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/parthm92

it's like saying- "hey..!! It's us..."

December 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jonies

Does this sentence really make any sense?

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joj

It does make sense - it means 'this particular group- we - are women.- as- It's just us - your girl friends - no men around.

December 18, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/housea

i agree.. this seems to be a colloquialism rather than a direct translation

December 28, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lukalop

Some things in spanish are irrational. In english this is true also, but why would one say good day, to mean good morning. And this, who say we are us. That is obvious.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wasabulous

I take spanish at school and I was taught that it's "nosotras somos" (the subject pronoun before ser). Is that the same thing as "somos nosotras"? If not, then which way is accurate?

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xiuhtecuhtli

"nosotras somos" means "we are" but "somos nosotras" means "it's us".

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hymerman

I don't understand why this doesn't translate as "We are". Would that be "nosotras somos" (i.e. the other way round)? If not, how would you say "We are"?

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kylee545810

Ok... I am kinda confused... is "Somos" feminine?

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