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"Somos nosotras."

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5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/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?

5 years ago

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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."

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deardavid

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poopkinel
poopkinel
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What does "we are us" mean?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WalterBere

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cr48laptop

It should take both at the very least.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joj
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Why doesn't it mean that we are just females?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hondao5

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abetekl

doesnt somos mean we are not it is??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joehammers

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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Correct, only a woman in an all-female group.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yayson

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/popolski

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vitalina

yeah What does it mean? ohhhhh((

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/parthm92

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonies
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Does this sentence really make any sense?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joj
joj
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It does make sense - it means 'this particular group- we - are women.- as- It's just us - your girl friends - no men around.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/housea

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

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
Xiuhtecuhtli
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"nosotras somos" means "we are" but "somos nosotras" means "it's us".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kylee545810

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

11 months ago
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