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Ustedes son niñas or Ustedes son niños

Which of the two do I use if I have to say "You are all children" ?

January 26, 2012



Ustedes son niños. If even one of a group is male, you use the male form of the noun.


I asked around my Spanish co-workers; they told me that if you can't tell, default to to the masculine form.

The feminine form can only be used if all members of the identified group are female.

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