I wrote the following:
"Three humans are in the house."
Why is "humans" wrong in this sentence? It said that "persons" is correct choice.
I was about to comment the same thing! I translated "homo" as "human" in a previous question and it was counted as correct.
They both mean "people", but "estas tri homoj en la domo" is more common in everyday use.
(A very minor point: technically, "homo" means "human", so if you were talking about non-humans that you consider people, you could call them "personoj" but not "homoj".)
Wow Duo ends up teaching me some English grammar as well. To me, saying "There is three people..." instead of "there are" doesn't even come across as wrong to me even though it is
I thought estas mean it is , is , are not there are, there is. Why did it change? im still on plurals lesson
The sentence could also mean 'three people are in the house', but because of the order of the words, it can be translated to 'there are three people in th house'. When estas comes first in a sentence, it could mean 'there is/there are'.
that would be "tri homoj estas en la domo"
estas can also mean "there is" and "it is"
"Estas malvarma nokto" means "It is a cold night"
Having just learned tio and tiu I notice they are not in this sentence, therefore, to me the translation should be "In the house are three humans." Which is more a germanic turn of phrase than an English everyday one but can be used as a descriptive sentence in a book. Why is it not showing "There" in Esperanto?
While many English-speakers might contract/slur words and things like "there're" or "shouldn't've" might be heard often (or at least it is where I live, in the Midwest) technically it's not proper English or a "correct" contraction, which is why I really doubt that Duolingo would accept it as an answer even if you reported it.
Especially when typing instead of speaking- I can't recall seeing "there're" typed out anywhere else before.
Hejmo = home. Domo = house.
If you live in a tent then it is your home , but not a house.
A bakery is (in) a house, but it is not a home.