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"Ellos son jóvenes."

Translation:They are young.

December 23, 2012



Am I the only one who has problems remembering the accents? :(


No, you're not. The accents kill me. I wish there was some kind of section that was dedicated to memorizing words with accents.


Yeah. One thing that helps me is emphasizing the accented letter to an exaggerated degree, and then repeating it like that over and over. Memorize the SOUND of the word, rather than the accent placement.


WOW!. thank you so much for this link. I have been lost in duolingo for weeks. It seems like the horse is in front of the cart [so to speak] I can't unlock things it seems like there is no order to learning. Within minutes reading from this link and learning basic grammar rules I felt much more grounded in understanding and going back to duolingo, well that is, if I go back. thx again!


I totally agree.


I really never put the accents.


So am I! But i have problem with memorizing words, too. I forget them easily! What do you suggest?


What I do (since you asked) is ignore the fact that the next lesson has become unlocked when that happens, and I stay with lesson I am on till I have mastered it. I want to see one hundred percent accuracy. That means, all three hearts still standing when a lesson is done. This earns one a lingot, by the way. But once is not enough. I continue with the lesson until I have finished it three times with no errors. This means I will be doing the lessons many dozens of times, over and over, and I will be seeing new questions and new words, too, which get added in. More challenging questions,too, which only the students working the lessons like I do ever see. Then after a perfect score times three I allow myself to go to the next lesson. And only then. If a person rushes through the lessons seeing how fast they can go they will be only using short term memory and that person will soon forget everything. It's the way short term memory works and is supposed to. Doing it my way helps to establish everything in long term memory. Oh, after I complete ten lessons I start all over again from the begining. Again and again.. For me, this is no game. It is serious hard work. And I intend to actually learn the language.


thank u Eugene. it's absolutely the best way to maintaining things in mind. but of course it requires more patient in learning!


Absolutely not! And this one is a real killer: “joven“ without but “jóvenes“ with accent?!


You can also install Spanish keyboard language, so when you write in Spanish, your keyboard will predict or correct the word. And after seeing so many times, you begin to learn the accents.


Because of my study in Latin, I am constantly finding artifacts and strong connections in Spanish. It is truly fascinating.


Where do you study Latin?


Why 'jóvenes' and not 'jóven'?


It has to do with the rules for accents. The natural stress falls on the second to last vowel unless it has a diacritical mark (e.g. esta vs. está). In the case of joven, the natural accent falls on the o. In the plural, we want the accent to stay on the o, but now it is the third to last, not the second to last, vowel. Hence the need for an accent.


It's just plural (because of there being multiple men or people 'ellos'), not conjugated. That tricked me as well. The "son" is what is conjugated with "Ellos".


I thought somewhere else in Duo that jovenes was translated as teenagers. Am I wrong? thanks for whatever help you can give!


I also put "they are teenagers" and got marked wrong...I know I saw it as teenagers somewhere and to me in english that makes more sense...


adole- someone can still be young, without beeing a teenager


I would think the translation would be "juveniles". Juveniles, teenagers, young...although different they would be close to the same. I hadn't come across this as teenager yet. Thank you for the heads up.


That was my first guess as well.


itsmeannib- adolescentes = teenagers


From my understanding, the actual word is "young", but can be used as a noun to mean teenagers or young person (or people).


In the USA, we do not pluralize youth with an "s". "Youth" is both singular and plural.


there seem to be many problems with the dictionary hints in this section.


There are problems with the dictionary hints in a few sessions. The best thing you can do is report it so that a Duolingo developer can take care of it.


michi- Nothing to report here. The hints are just related sometimes and sometimes not. This is a choice of answer, not a dictionnary, you have to find the correct answer by yourself.


What is the feminine version of "jóvenes"? How would I switch it to make it into "young women"? Thanks!


"jóvenes" is gender neutral. Instead of "Ellos" you would use "Ellas".


Why did it add in the word "hot" as an answer choice?


Would it be wrong to translate it as, "They are young men."?


Nope. I entered "They are young men" and DL accepted it


How would you say juveniles in Spanish?


How do you know which accents to use?


Anoche-e-hehehe-hehe nosotros somos jóvene-eh-ehs!...


'They are youngsters' was accepted. :)


If you got it wrong, it was "They are young."


i looked it up and it said young boys so i put it in and it said young men or just they are young. boo doulingo


ok so adding the s does not translate to youngs? newbie obviously

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