"We are women."

Translation:Nosotras somos mujeres.

5 years ago

387 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/doritosguy12

Why is it "nosotros somos mujeres" and not "nosotros son mujeres"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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First you made a typo you meant "nosotras" second the conjugation of the verb "ser" + "nosotros/nosotras " = "somos" and "ser" + "ellos/ellas/ustedes" = "son" http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/ser

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelbearc

I'm still confused when is it tros and tras and why is everyone talking about son i understood the translation was nosotras somos mujeres

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

The general rule across all Spanish words (with only a few exceptions) is that words ending in "o" are masculine and words ending in "a" are feminine.

nosotros = we (all male, or a mixed group)

nosotras = we (all female)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ToyBaylor

Gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChandlerKM

Gracias mi amigo!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

*amiga ;-)

Soy mujer.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChandlerKM

Lo siento. No sabía que eras una mujer .

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abdullahal131016

Gracias

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZachZader

Gracias

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatashaDLi

Gracias! Muy helpful! :-)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brian485616

I understand now. Thanks

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BichaelMurns

What if one is referring to multiple parties, consisting of both males and females—would they use "amigas" or "amigos"?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Amigos.

You'll only use "amigas" to refer to a group of all female friends.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yeshersavannah

Tros is boys and tras girls

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andrettap

yea thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hunter.606

what is the difference in; Nosotras somos and just; somos?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Just saying "somos" is fine, but if you need or want extra clarity or emphasis you can add "nosotras" as well.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shelton_live

What is the verb "ser"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/keshlly

Ya and I thought if the infinitive form ending in "er" it must be emos to add in ser in the nosotros/as form? And en in ustedes, ellos, ellas? That must be semos/sen but it isn't

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
rocko2012
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Ser is an evil irregular verb. Regular ER verbs work the way you think they do.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ais52103

Thx i was wondering why i did not get it right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephanTho4

I forget the gender

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tauborB

nosostros/nosotras (we)= somos Ustedes/ ellos/ ellas= son

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabbygirl123

I don't understand this sentence.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PetalStag
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Nosotros- 'we' (male) Nosotras- 'we' (fem.) "We are"= Nosotros/as somos

Ustedes- 'you' (plural) " You are"= 'Ustedes son'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soto9295

Ok .. Man it's tough to remember

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bevernett

Thank you for that example:-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyankGup2

Gracias..

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ron7ngwa

Thanks. That helped.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aksrpai

Gracias!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Snickkk

We(nosotras) are(somos) women (mujeres)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JestenPeeb

Thank you

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dmitry294360

Thank you ,very clear and simple

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikana280

Son is for Ustedes, somos is for Nosotros.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeyD3557

It is somos because that's how it is translated son is for ellos y ellas

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbhishekRa889982

Son for ustedes

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Belinda747751

Thats what i thought?!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeytonKien1

because in the verb six pack somos means we son means they. so it would be nosotras(we) somos(we are) mujeres(women). nosotras son mujeres would mean they are women

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianW782633

I put nosortros!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElizaH.2

I wondered the same thing.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Swirlygirl2

That is what i said, nosotros son mujeres

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tlokken
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Nosotros = males or males and females

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dkat
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I am being told by a spanish speaker (spain) that there is no nosotras - that it is always nosotros

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabewithafender

That may be true for your friend's dialect. They may have gotten rid of the distinction, but in standard Spanish, you still use "nosotras" when it's a group of females speaking.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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So , that's because of his friend's dicalect?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dc_dma_52

Yeah I heard that Spanish has slight variations depending on where you are. Just as English in America is slightly different from English in Britain but it's essentially the same language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tgrand98

Yeah, my spanosh techer is from puerto rico and she pronounces ll and y like the j sound

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/borismrodriguez

alyaik, in many countries a hard y sound (like in English "yes") is used. Both the j and y pronunciations are acceptable, and it just depends on the dialect.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alyaik

thats how it is suppose to be tony_grand98

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/genesis.inclan99

same as mine and she pronounces v like the b sound too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZekeM1

I've had two Spanish teachers. One has pronounced ll like j, and the other has pronounced ll like y. It's quite confusing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FoxyRoxy45

My Spanish teacher hasn't told us much about this distinction.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikana280

Yes, in each Spanish-speaking country the language varies a little, such as some countries using Vosotros -ais -eis (I think)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chzlvr

yah there is more than one type (dialect) of spanish

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

I don't know what part of Spain your friend is from, but nosotras is the standard use for a group of females. However, for mixed groups will not work.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MelissaMMartin

I keep finding myself wondering what the big deal with gender is anyway. It seems a bit odd (and very difficult) to have to decide the gender of an inanimate object when Spanish isn't your native tongue. :0(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/7minutesdead

Well, it might work for some in the group. :P

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laetyfeel

When it's a woman who speak about her and other woman, it's nosotras.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrackBoyHi

My teacher told me that different parts of the world have different jargon. This app is direct translation of the proper language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackiJack1

There is a difference between spoken language and Basic Rules

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuyN7124
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Yes that is true I takes A level spanish and we NEVER use nosotras...... It's weird I'll stick to nosotros Lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/siverttv

True!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isachapron

I have been told that as well.i think there are many different ways to say something and still have the same meaning.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/J_Rizzo

In spain they dont use the Nosotros conjugation. They use a different form which is vosotros

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Oli4dr

Why is "Nosostras somos niñas" incorrect?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabewithafender

Because niñas means "girls" or "young girls", not "women".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DixieL

My question, too.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrviola195

"mujeres" means women, not nines

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chzlvr

ninas means girls, mujeres means women

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelGough

I tried Nosotras estamos mujeres and it was incorrect. I have noticed that when I'm trying to use variants of estar they are counted wrong as well, so I guess what I want to know is, why is my translation wrong, and when is it acceptable to use ser and estar?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Basically, "ser" and its conjugations are use for essential qualities of being, and "estar" and its conjugations for expressing position or more temporary states.

For example,

Yo soy feliz. = I am happy; that is my intrinsic character. Bad things may come, and you may find me sad for a little bit, but generally speaking, you will find me happy, because that's just who I am. I am a happy person.

Yo estoy feliz. = I am happy. Some good thing just happened, and I am currently happy. It will pass. I have all sorts of emotions normally. Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes in between, but right now my emotions are located in the happy zone. Right now I am happy.

Do you see the difference? So, for a few more examples, you say,

Él es alto. = He is tall. (essential quality)

Él está enfermo. = He is sick. (current, and hopefully temporary state)

La casa es de madera. = The house is (made of) wood. (essential quality)

La casa está en la esquina. = The house is on the corner. (not a temporary state, assuming no tornados, etc, but not an intrinsic quality of the house either, just a location)

La escuela es grande. = The school is big. (essential quality)

Nosotros estamos cerca de la escuela. = We are near the school. (location)

La sopa en este restaurante es buena. = The soup in this restaurant is good. (Always)

Mmm, la sopa está muy buena. = Mmm, the soup is very good. (right now, this batch, perhaps better than normal.)

Does that help?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MajesticDD

Nosotros='we' (male) Nosotras='we' (fem.) "We are"= Nosotros/as somos

Ustedes= 'you' (plural) " You are"= Ustedes son' "You are"= Ustedes son'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zaibatsu

Why isn't "Nos somos mujeres" acceptable?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Orange_eye_patch

Nos (does not equal) Nosotros, it has a different meaning.... us

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabewithafender

Because to say "we" as the subject of the sentence, it's either "nosotros" (masculine) or "nosotras" (feminine). "Nos" is only when it's the object of the sentence, like "us" in English.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MontraP4

somos wasn't even in there it was just son

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vanoula

why is it "nosotras somos" and not "nosotros somos"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Denji95

A group of women are speaking. So you must use "nosotras" because it is feminin. Men can not say: Nosotras somos mujeres (=women). Men are "hombres".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ganesh.sampath

when to use nosotras and when to use nosotros. why is the answer not "nosotros somos mujeres" ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LittleWing1

@ganesh.sampath - re: when to use nosotras and when to use nosotros. why is the answr not "nosotros somos mujeres" ?

¡Hola Ganesh! I found this information very helpful in regards to remembering which words to use when translating "we, nosotras and nosotros".

Over time, English has dropped a lot of noun classifications that other languages still maintain.

In English we (male and/or female folk) do not make the distinction between the first person female plural and the first person male plural that some other languages do. We just use "we".

Even if we should know some information regarding the collective group's gender it is not packed into the pronoun "we".

If it was, then we would have feminine first person plural pronouns like, "we-lassies" which would take the meaning, "we female folks" and then the first person masculine pronoun, "we-laddies" which would take the meaning "we male folk".

And then to make matters really weird, instead of coming up with a whole new, unique word for the first person pronoun for a mixed gender group of male and female, what if instead we just re-use the masculine first person plural pronoun instead.

That would really make English confusing. But that is exactly what is going on in Spanish.

Nosotras is the first person feminine plural and you can think of its meaning as, "We female folk". Nosotros can mean either, "We male folk" or "We male and female folk".

You may have noticed that there is no neuter or genderless form of "we" in Spanish like, "We it folk". That's because Spanish doesn't have a real neuter gender class.

Another consequence of Spanish's tendency to make nouns fit into a gender class it that when we translation from Spanish to English some information that was known and may have been present in the form of a first person plural pronoun like, nostras (we female fokes) gets lost when we translate into English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/percy060399

Why is it nosotras somos mujeres not sois mujeres or somos mujeres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Here is the present tense of the verb ser:

I am = yo soy

you are (singular, familiar) = tú eres

you are (singular, formal) = usted es

he/she is = él/ella es

we are = nosotros/nosotras somos

you are (plural, familiar, used only in Spain) = vosotros/vosotras sois

you are (plural, used everywhere) = ustedes son

they are = ellos/ellas son

As you see, the verb by itself already provides enough information to tell who is being spoken about in almost all cases. As such, you can often leave out the subject pronoun entirely. In fact, it is very common to do so in normal conversation. Usually the subject pronoun is only put in for emphasis or for extra clarity. (It is also generally left in when using the formal "usted", to avoid confusion between that and "he/she") So, either

  • Nosotras somos mujeres.

or just

  • Somos mujeres

should be correct, but not

  • Sois mujeres.

because that is talking about you, not us.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnushreeSo3

When should we use somos and when to use son? I'm confused!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nauseaguy

somos mujeres es bastante...

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JWatch
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I am told by my own Spanish teacher (mexico) that "nosotros" is acceptable for any group of people, regardless of any mix of genders, and that "nosotras" is only acceptable for a group of females; one can use "nosotras" if they choose to or not in that situation, but "nosotros" is still correct. The website insists that "nosotros" is wrong here. What do you guys think of this?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andieec

This site is teaching you the proper/ formal way to speak Spanish. In proper English you wouldn't address a group of women as "guys," you would say ladies. Saying "hey guys" when addressing a group of women is acceptable in the English speaking language, but it's slang and informal. Same thing goes for this I think. It's fine if you're actually speaking Spanish to use the masculine term, it's just not completely proper is all. Am I right??

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Orange_eye_patch

Yup what you said i was taught

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

I cannot tell of the specific features in American Spanish. In Spain, it is incorrect to say nosotros if a group of only females is speaking.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flamelover

Right

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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Googling "nosotros somos mujeres" I get 425,000 results and "nosotras somos mujeres" 1,160,000 results which suggest your teacher might be right. I have never seen anything on duolingo that suggest that possibility though.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spanishoftheday

Most of the time im getting told like Ustedes son mujeres is We are women, now Im gettng told that its only nosotros somos mujeres, are they all the same thing or does it really matter from English - Spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"Ustedes" = "you", it is second person plural. "Nosotros/nosotras" = "we", it is first person plural. They are not interchangeable. "Ustedes son mujeres" = "You are women"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Callykoo

is there ever a case where you use son with nosotros/nosotras or is it always somos?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"Nosotros somos" = "somos", the "nosotros/nosotras" is built into "somos". Look at this chart: http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/ser#conjugation The verb gets conjugated with the pronoun in Spanish.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Callykoo

Thanks! So if yo soy=I am, is yo seres....I will? (because it is in the future?)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"seré" I assume you mean. I've not cover that yet but yeah it proably does mean "I will".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

I will be. will (as a future particle) is not part of the verb to be by itself.

I will be == yo seré / estaré

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Callykoo

Yes, I just don't have the accent symbol on my iPad ;-)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hallelujah3
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Tap and hold the letter and variations of it (i.e. with accents) will pop up :)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/catrina2003

How do you get the accent symbol, anyway?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Orange_eye_patch

No :D

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mlevy6

What would son mean then

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

'are', when the subject is 'ellos/ellas/ustedes'

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clawedinvader

Surely that's "somos", not "son"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

Yep, I just corrected it. Surely I was in the clouds. Thank you!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkitSpanish

Do you know what do words like vosotros and sois mean?

I have heard that they are different words used by people from different countries. Is it necessary to learn that? I am getting confused with all this different words for different regions.

I mean wouldn't it be enough if I just learn what this app/site is teaching me, let's say if I go on a world tour and I have to talk to various people?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

From my point of view, you should learn to use and conjugate 'vosotros' (informal plural you used in Spain). However, others may think otherwise, but in Europe you will hear it even if you don't use it yourself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anandb

When is it Nosotros and when is it Nosotras?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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If "we" is all women use "nosotras". If "we" has even one man in the group and all the women in the world use "nosotros".

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynMaree

it is very funny how I am espanol, yet i get this wrong!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erdp

i still don't get the difference between 'nosotros' and 'nosotras'. Why is it 'nosotras somos mujeres'? is it wrong if we use 'nosotros somos mujeres'?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hallelujah3
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From what I've read through the comments, nosotras = we (feminine) and nosotros = we (masculine). So "nosotros somos mujeres" would be wrong.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mickeymouse820

why not es?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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"es" is singular third person and you need a plural first person here. http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/ser#conjugation

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pratyusha333

what is the difference between nosotros and nosotras?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brenna_kellem

So what's the difference between Nosotras and Nosotros, and when do we use them specifically?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seby-07
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We use 'nosotros' if it's a male/mixed group & and 'nosotras' if it's a female group (and maybe also a mixed group, i am not sure anymore about that... Sorry).

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GO_1_DIRECTION

i dont get it because it says nostoras and i put nosotros

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Denji95

"Nosotras" because women are speaking: Nosotras (feminin) somos mujeres (=women)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/detfan84

When I "peeked" at the words, it seemed like it should translate "Nostoras estamos mujers". I have not covered that yet, but can anyone clarify this for me? Also, how does this form of Spanish compare to the Spanish that is used in Mexico and/or other Central and South American countries? Thanks for any input!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KatherineZhang

why Nosotras sois mujeres is not correct ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

Because the conjugation used is incorrect.

  • Somos is for 'we'
  • Sois is for 'you (plural informal)'
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rnereida

When I put nosotros somos mujeres, it said i was wrong. it said that the real answer was nosotras somos mujeres..what?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PriyaChaha

How is this MUJERES pronounced? I mean here J is like 'kh'

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JONATHANSE25

Why wouldn't "Nosotras estamos mujeres" be correct?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TamaraKY

the answer does not have nosotras in it! Just somos mujeres, but why is it somos not somas? Somas is the feminine isn't it?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spongebob3222

umm i am having trouble with this spanish any body know the spanish way to put we are women

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RoyJones4Life

this is so diffrent and unconventional

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrviola195

Sometimes this website confuses me with this kind of stuff. I started with French, but I couldn't remember the difference between a feminine or masculine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnamHafsa

Why NosotrAs Why not NosotrOs What is the diffrence

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sussussuss

Why can't i say "nosotras estamos mujeres"? Is it the tense thats wrong or gender?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sajadjamalvatan

What is the difference between Nosotros and Nosotras?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marlon.nor

Where the hell did somos come from

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nauna.vaug

Why are somos and nosotras basically the same thing but i can't interchange them? When do i use which one?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkitSpanish

First make this thing clear that 'somos' and 'nosotros' are not basically the same thing. They are totally different. 'Nosotros' means 'we' whereas 'somos' means 'we are'.

So when in a sentence there is 'we are', nosotros becomes optional. For e.g. "We are men." can be written as "Somos hombres" as well as "Nosotros somos hombres"

On the other hand when it's just 'we' then you don't have to use 'somos' For e.g. "We men drink" can only be written as "Nosotros hombres bebemos"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deepak_Chopra

Gracias, been looking for an explaination for Somos

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaSippl

Gracias I was so confused when to use Nosotras or Somos.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrwaRamadhan

H

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bluejay188

Why can this not be somos son ninas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bluejay188

Why can this not be "somos son mujeres"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sosakanera

Somos is when you are talking about "we" (obviously something including yourself) and son is when you are talking about "they" [ellas/ellos/ustedes]

Example: nosotras somos mujeres / we are women

Or

Ustedes son niñas / you all are girls

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/venyell

Why cant it be vosotros ??

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roman.ostr

"Nosotras somos mujeres" sounds like some spell in Latin for summoning a demon.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JBW.
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OFF TOPIC: How do you make your comments italic? Can you do it in the mobile app?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

With underscores, asterisks, or double asterisks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JBW.
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Oh, thank you...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sekuba
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Could "somos mujeres "be correct too? As it's correct in the case of "Somos hombres "

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sosakanera

Yup, most times you don't need pronouns because the verb conjugations speak for themselves as to what group you're talking about

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Raina99

Why "somos"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/primary.An

What is the difference between "Nosotros" and "nosotras"? ....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinWilt

Why do I keep running into things like "I am not a boy" and "We are women" I'm guessing this was made for female audiences now

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrintempsaParis

Don't you find Duolingo has been ruined now by all the ads and aps they push?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XCXKenn

Looking out... across duolingo My internet is full bars Here their voice...shake my laptop Sweet seducing sighs Get me out! Go back to English! Four walls won't hold me tonight If this town is just an apple Then let me take a bite

If they say Why? Why? Tell them that's it's just the language. Why? Why? Do they do me that way? If they say Why? Why? Tell them that's it's just the language. Why? Why? Do they do me that way?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KEZAIYAH

Si

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/no14

NOSOTRAS SOMOS MUJERES!!!!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WEAREDOCTORS

ok cool

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaelarpenn

Exactly, it should be nosotros son mujeres.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/primary.An

What is the difference between "Nosotros" and "nosotras"? ....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/osamahelk

agree this is correct

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/divine998

Can someone explain why "Nosotras estamos mujeres" would not work?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ank201012

From what ive looked up somos is permanent and estamos is temporary... So unless theyre getting a sex change in the near future its somos... I messed this one up too i put estamos.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ank201012

Had to look it up, was bugging me lol

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimmytickle

why not somas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sosakanera

Not a word in Spanish I don't think

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonathanEv13

That confuse me

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RichardBrewley

When can I know when to use " somos" or " son" in a sentence?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aliciaangelina

Can someone explain the difference between ser and eres wich is which a sois and vosotros ????

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aliho2424

Why not somos damas

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charm22
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Can you leave Nosotros out and still be correct?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sosakanera

Yeah usually the word conjugation will tell you which pronoun its referring to

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabracadabra

What is the difference between nosotros and nosotras?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/skipslesey6

WhT is the difference between somos and son or does is even matter?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brianna_X33

Oh

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/YerrinShin

Spanish is hard for Koreans...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrTastyHackZ

what is wrong with what is put nosotras somos mujeres

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yosoylouise

With my small tablet its really hard to type, or click anything without clicking the wrong one

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CedricLee1

Would "somos mujeres" also work rather than "Nosotras somos mujeres"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ramia.lind

What is Son

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lovely0princess

Why its nosutras mujeres not nosotros mujeres

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/peeeytza

why is nosotras wrong? i answered nosotras mujeres .. and why is it wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaYa_shz

What do we say for " we are girls" ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ramia.lind

Nosotras son ninas

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Imranabbas3

What is the difference between nosotros and voisotros?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Santi_Minstrel

Nosotros is 'we', whereas 'vosotros is an informal addressment of a plural you used in Spain

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isachapron

Awsome thanx guys.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isachapron

I wrote nosotras sonas mujeres. Instead of somos. Whats the difference.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BossMo1

Why we didn't use ustedes son mujeres

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dean.j.how
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Sois isnt accepted?!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

"Sois" is you (vosotros) are. The correct verb conjugation for we (nosotr@s) are is "son."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pearlbd

Why do I need to use Nosotros at all when I can just say "Somos hombres"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

You're right, you don't need to use "nosotros" here, but you do need to say "mujeres," not "hombres."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahCalaman

nosotros/nosotras. What is the difference?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

nosotros = we (masculine or mixed genders)

nosotras = we (feminine)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NevilleMit

Sooo how many of you put NOSOTROS instead of correctly spelling NOSOTRAS lol......

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kyasias

How when I had this question you let me pass with Nosotros now you won't let me through with Nosotras! !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/averrryyyyyy

When can you use "Nosotros" vs. "Nosotras"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

"nosotros" = "we (all male, or mixed genders)"

"nosotras" = "we (all female)"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mattie_wilkins

the a in nosotras is feminine

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Niki7214

Why nosotras?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

nosotros = we (all male or mixed)

nosotras = we (female)

Since the sentence is "we are women" it is clear that "we" is female.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casy4
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why do yall have so many words for are?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/casy4
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Why is there so many are' s

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kadiyah

Because you that's not that right conjugation for ''we'' or ''nosotras''.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamant822000

How would you know to say "Somo" or "Nosotros"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Here's how I would think about it:

"We" = "nosotros" or "nosotras" We're talking about women, so we clearly should use the second one.

"Are" could be translated various ways (eres, es, somos, sois, son), depending on the pronoun. The translation that corresponds to "nosotras" is "somos".

"Women" = "mujeres"

So we have: nosotras somos mujeres

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AirAndy33

¡no me digas!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hjp90

Mmmmm ok

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/007shana

So somos is for we all and son is for you all ???

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Yes, that's right!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaV274363

It tells you the first word by capatilizing it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JaimeSmalls

Why do we have to use somos rather than just nosotras mujeres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Nosotras mujeres. = We women. (sentence fragment)

Nosotras somos mujeres = We are women. (complete sentence)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/49haley

It doesnt really explain the difference between the two

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

The difference between what? There are a lot of comments on this thread. Read through them, and if you still don't find the answer to your question after all that, then ask again, but please be specific, or we can't help you.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jason161578

Why is "Nosotras eramos mujeres" incorrect? From what I can tell, the conjugation of "are" would be "eramos".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Ser is an irregular verb.

nosotros somos = we are

nosotros éramos = we were

Full verb conjugation: http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/Spanish/ser.html

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jason161578

Thank you. Very helpful.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/komalkankaria

Why is that when i write 'nosotros' it tells that I'm wrong, but does show up in the meaning of the word. :/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LambaInsaan

Why not "nosotras es mujers"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/komalkankaria

Oh now i know why, 'cause its feminine so, nosotras.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Aside from the minor typo (it should be "mujeres") the problem is that "es" means "is" not "are." You need to use "somos" to match "nosotras."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/19awall77

Isnt eres = to are? I put nosotras eres mujeras and got it wrong

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

The subject and the verb have to match. In English, we only have three possibilities, "am," "is," and "are," but in Spanish there are a few more.

to be = ser

I am = yo soy

you (singular, familiar) are = tú eres

you (singular, formal) are = usted es

he/she/it is = él/ella es

we are = nosotros/nosotras somos

you (plural) are = ustedes son

they are = ellos/ellas son

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/todimu

Why is it "nosotras somos mujeres" and not "nosotros eres mujeres"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

I refer you to the rest of this sentence discussion; this question has already been asked and answered many times.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rafaelpadi8

Speak spanish with me , my skype is :rafaelpadilla1621 , im from PERU

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/321Tony123

Can't you just say, "Somos mujeres" to shorten it up?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Yes, you can.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MohammadBo8

Why is it "nosotras somos mujeres" and not "nosotras eres mujeres"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Please read the other comments. This has already been asked and answered.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarLoGS

Why isn't SOMAS not acceptable when they asked the same question and i had to translate SOMAS MUJERES into this exact sentence, its all feminine here right???

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

The word "somas" does not exist.

Verb endings in Spanish do not change to reflect gender, only singular/plural and first/second/third person.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kraenzlein12345

can someone clarify the difference between es, eres, somos and stuff

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

I am = yo soy

you (singular, familiar) are = tú eres

you (singular, formal) are = usted es

he/she is = él/ella es

we are = nosotros/nosotras somos

you (plural) are = ustedes son

they are = ellos/ellas son

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joshuastlouis

I dont see the problem with my answer

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

What was your answer? Maybe I can find the problem.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samueltamb1

Is somos & estaras the same thing?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

No.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottrichins

why isn't it just somos mujeres and get rid of the nosotros? I just did another sentence a little earlier and it left out the nosotros.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Both "somos mujeres" and "nosotras somos mujeres" are perfectly fine translations of "we are women."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kylaholder12

This is easy to remember I am 12 and I speak español and le français fluently altough my german and hindi, portugese need a lot of work

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dcollin339

its hard

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Yes, it can be hard, but don't give up! When you really start being able to think and live in a foreign language it's so much fun you'll never want to stop learning languages; it just takes a little persistence to get over that first hump.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayonc

i keep on forgetting what verb to use when it comes down to that

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/espanol321321

it says nosotros somos mujeres is not correct

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

In Spanish there are two words for "we"

nosotros = we (all male, or a mixed group)

nosotras = we (all female)

If everyone is a woman, as "somos mujeres" clearly shows, "nosotras" is definitely the one to use.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/percy060399

Why is it nosotras somos mujeres not somos mujeres or sois mujeres?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/binarytrance

My conclusions till now: Nosotros somos means: we are. Somos means: we are. Can both sets of words be interchanged?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Basically. There is already enough information in the verb to tell who the subject is without using a pronoun, so in standard conversation and writing it is left out most of the time. You are already familiar with how, In English, you wouldn't say:

John and I have a cat. John and my cat eats fish. One day John and I opened a can of fish and John and I called the cat. When John and I saw that . . .

No, you would say:

John and I have a cat. He eats fish. One day we opened a can of fish and called the cat. When we saw that . . .

In Spanish, you go a step farther and even leave out the "we" (I've highlighted all the verbs):

Juan y yo tenemos un gato. Come pescado. Un día abrimos una lata de pescado y llamamos al gato. Cuando vimos que . . .

So you see that the subject is mentioned just once. Generally, you should use the subject pronoun whenever you need extra clarity or want to contrast one subject with another, and leave it out otherwise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/purpleslupl

Does "Nosotras somos ninas" not mean the same thing as "somos ninas"? When do you use nosotras and not use it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

You really only need "nosotras" there for emphasis or style (e.g. "ellos son niños, pero nosotras somos niñas.")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajoym101

I thought it was "Somos mujeres" but changed it to "Somos son mujeres". My first geuss is usually wrong, but this time it was right! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaSippl

Why is it Somos mujeres & not Nosotras son mujeres? I'm confused.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/poppyreese

how come nostros somo mujer and somo mujer meean the same thing

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saransh_311

it is showing somos mujeres as we are women but i think it is nosotras somos mujeres

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Either is fine. Just saying "somos mujeres" is more common in everyday speech, but if extra clarity is needed, you add in "nosotras."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruthajewole_x

Why is it somos mujeres not nosotros somos mujeres

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

"Nosotros" is typically omitted in this sort of thing, because it's redundant with the conjugation of "somos."

In any case, if it were present, it would be "nosotras" here because that particular pronoun does have a distinct feminine form.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristinavdbyl

is saying ''Nosotras somos mujeres'' the same as ''somos mujeres'' ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

Yep. "Somos" is unamniguous, so "nosotras" is optional.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/madeleinem566551

I translate from Spanish to English in the microphone and I know I am not saying it right but it says I am

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarkLightStar

when do you use "son" and when do use "somos"? I'm confused here :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Just like in English, the subject and the verb have to match. In English, we only have three possibilities, "am," "is," and "are," but in Spanish there are a few more:

to be = ser

I am = yo soy

you (singular, familiar) are = tú eres

you (singular, formal) are = usted es

he/she/it is = él/ella es

we are = nosotros/nosotras somos

you (plural) are = ustedes son

they are = ellos/ellas son

Don't despair, though, "ser" is a highly irregular verb (which you will just have to memorize), but most other verbs follow a much more orderly set of endings.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Why_do_you...

It won't hear me correctly

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Poweratsea

How do you pronounce "Mujeres"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell
  • m =m
  • u = oo (a very pure sound, no diphthong)
  • j = hhh (fairly strong sound)
  • e = long "a" sound (as in faith, but no dipthong)
  • r = flipped r
  • e = same as above
  • s = s

So, something like moo-hay-race, but if you can't do a flipped r, it's better to put a d in than use an English r, I think. So you could say, moo-hay-dace.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JeremyLezama

somos mujeres is the answer, so you do not need to say nosotros again?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

No, you can leave it out because it's implied by "somos." (But if you left it in, it would be "nosotras" to match the gender of "mujeres")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Divina_

why is it Nosotras not nosotros??????

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

"Nosotros" is used for all-masculine or mixed groups. Since we know here that the group is all women, the feminine "nosotras" is required.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JHMayfield

Can you also say: estamos mujeres?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

No.

"Estar" is used to describe conditions and locations, not identity. You use "ser" for that.

As a rule of thumb, when you see a form of "to be" between any two noun phrases in English (e.g., "we" and "women"), that's probably a statement of identity that will use "ser" in Spanish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SebastianPage

Why cant be son than somos

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

"Son" is used in the third person - when neither the speaker nor the listener is among the subjects of the sentence. Because the subject here is "we," it requires the first person plural form of the verb, which is "somos."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xxbeatrinaxx

Sooooo "We are women" is Nosotras somos mujeres or somos mujeres? What's the difference?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

I'm getting lazy. I'm just going to quote one of my answers to another person above:

Here is the present tense of the verb ser:

I am = yo soy

you are (singular, familiar) = tú eres

you are (singular, formal) = usted es

he/she is = él/ella es

we are = nosotros/nosotras somos

you are (plural, familiar, used only in Spain) = vosotros/vosotras sois

you are (plural, used everywhere) = ustedes son

they are = ellos/ellas son

As you see, the verb by itself already provides enough information to tell who is being spoken about in almost all cases. As such, you can often leave out the subject pronoun entirely. In fact, it is very common to do so in normal conversation. Usually the subject pronoun is only put in for emphasis or for extra clarity. (It is also generally left in when using the formal "usted", to avoid confusion between that and "he/she") So, either

  • Nosotras somos mujeres.

or just

  • Somos mujeres

should be correct

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kquig

we are women= somos mujeres

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hubbard.M

why is it somos mujeres and not nosotras somos mujeres?????

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jewely0

no one knows... google translate or real words...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PercyJackson213

Tu el hombre. Get your facts right duo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PercyJackson213

Tu el hombre. Get your facts right duo

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dulcecarroll

i dont't

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/around.nafisa

I'm confused. The choice given was "Somos mujeres." There's no "Nosotras". Was there a mistake or is the sentence okay?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

The sentence is okay. "Nosotras" is optional, since "somos" is unambiguous as to who the subject of the sentence is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyLowell18

why???

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyLowell18

I will fallow everyone who fallows me!!!!!! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndreaRobi18

I'm confused on when to use nosotros and somos

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Given that your question has been asked and answered here already, I am going to assume you just got bored of scrolling down through a cluttered thread. Next time you might want to try searching the thread using ctrl + f or the equivalent, so you can get to your question quickly, then if you still don't understand something, ask for clarification. Anyway . . .

  • nosotros/nosotras = we
  • somos = are

The confusion comes because in Spanish, each person has their own verb ending. You would never say "they is" or "she am" in English, would you? It's just like that in Spanish, except that there are enough verb forms that you end up not even needing to mention who the subject is most of the time, because just the verb is clear enough. So you can say,

  • Nosotras somos mujeres.

or just

  • Somos mujeres.

And either way it is clear you are talking about "we".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hopesolo67

i think it should be "Somos Mhjeres"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kwey3

Why doesnt somamos mujeres work?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

Pretty sure there's no such word in Spanish as "somamos." Not sure what you mean.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheyenne62434

Gracias amigos

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DannyBeatzMusic

I said Nosotras somos mujeres and they wrote it "Nosotros somos mujeres". wtf. lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MinaNabil4

I always get confused between somos and nosotros

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SilverFlute
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'Nosotros somos mujeres' should not be accepted...only 'nosotras somos mujeres'? Unless they are transgender, of course.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joelindavis

hi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jillfaith1

It is so hard to remember "mujeres." Why couldn't the word be more simpler?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KalliRoss12

idk please help me

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UtkarshGup17

Difference between somos n nosotros.......

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UtkarshGup17

Gracias

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sydthekyd6

When do you use nosotras and when do you use somos?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell
  • nosotros = we
  • somos = (we) are

I put (we) in parenthesis, because the endings of Spanish verbs are so specific that you can often leave the subject out entirely and still be entirely understood. In fact, it is normal to do so.

(Sort of like how we would never say, "Jason went to the store and Jason bought a bag of lemons. Then Jason made lemonade. Jason thought it was too sour, so Jason added sugar." Instead you would say, "Jason went to the store and bought a bag of lemons. Then he made lemonade. He thought it was to sour, so he added sugar." In Spanish you would go even farther and not even keep saying "he/él.")

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NicolePear7

I suck at spelling

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SchonBaume

Why not "nosotras mujeres" ??

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

That would mean "We woman" . . . You need a verb before the sentence makes sense.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinWilt

I got this question in the food section

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/paigemoore0

how come there are lots of the same words that mean different things

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

That's the case in every language I'm aware of. It's something people take for granted in their own native language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valhunters

"nosotros somas mujeres" or is it "somos mujeres"?.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

"Nosotros somos mujeres" and "somos mujeres" are both correct.

"Somas" is not a thing.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/valhunters

Nosotros somas mujeres or somos mujeres?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Malikm330

Hi guys I am milk no kidding thats my real name dont jugh

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bboy.Tony

Whats the difference between "mujer" and "mujeres"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bboy.Tony

Whats the difference between "mujer" and "mujeres"

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell
  • mujer = woman (singular)
  • mujeres = women (plural)
1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsea114863

It didn't even give me Nosotras. My answer had to be Somos mujeres, with the options I was given. Why was it ok to drop the Nosotras?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

So, I'm assuming that you got tired of scrolling through a cluttered thread, as I know this thread is super long, but your question has already been answered several times. I'll quote one of the answers for you, and I recommend ctrl + f to help you find the rest if you are still confused.

There is already enough information in the verb to tell who the subject is without using a pronoun, so in standard conversation and writing it is left out most of the time. You are already familiar with how, In English, you wouldn't say:

John and I have a cat. John and my cat eats fish. One day John and I opened a can of fish and John and I called the cat. When John and I saw that . . .

No, you would say:

John and I have a cat. He eats fish. One day we opened a can of fish and called the cat. When we saw that . . .

In Spanish, you go a step farther and even leave out the "we" (I've highlighted all the verbs):

Juan y yo tenemos un gato. Come pescado. Un día abrimos una lata de pescado y llamamos al gato. Cuando vimos que . . .

So you see that the subject is mentioned just once. Generally, you should use the subject pronoun whenever you need extra clarity or want to contrast one subject with another, and leave it out otherwise.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chelsea114863

Thank you for the reply Laruthell! Unfortunately as I am on a phone, I don't have the option of ctrl + f. Any comment I see only goes down for about 20-30, then won't load past that. So no, I do try to scroll fully through the thread I can see before requesting assistance, although I do appreciate the time you took to copy and paste this answer for me. Thank you again for the help!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Wow, that's a serious shortcoming of the phone app, then! Thank you for explaining. I've never used it, so I hadn't realized.

For perspective, at this point there are 355 comments, many of them asking the same few questions over and over again . . . unfortunately, that still doesn't mean those same questions are all answered in the first 30 comments . . . hmm . . . that's a thought, actually. Maybe someday when I have some free time, I can go remind myself of what the most frequent questions are and put some comment answering all of them up near the top . . .

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sauduskk

Hey laruthell, and I would like to help you in that!

Though how can this be done? I mean there should be a FAQ section at the beginning of each such statement/question, and then the comments section should begin.

Maybe, developers only can do this. #ideas

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

Hmm... yes, it could be proposed to the developers or course contributors.

In the mean time, the practical thing to do is as follows: Reply to the top comment.

I saw this done once on a thread in the German for English speakers course. There was a question that kept being asked over and over, and finally someone posted a summary of the answers in reply to the top-most comment in the thread. That comment didn't even have anything to do with the question, but after that, people stopped asking.

So on this thread, for example, you could reply to doritosguy12, and topics would probably need to include:

  • Difference between somos and son, which both translate to "are" but mean different things. Or basically a brief conceptual introduction to Spanish verb conjugation so people know what to pay attention to as they keep going through the lessons.
  • Difference between nosotros/as and somos.
  • Why you can (and should) leave out the subject.
  • Why it has to be "nosotras" rather than "nosotros".

And maybe a few more things. I'd have to search through the thread, but off the top of my head, I think those are the questions I have answered the most frequently.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniel155478

It didnt let me use nosotras

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmayaMaddox10

horrible

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandeepSar

When to use 'son' and when 'somos' ?? I am confused.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timstellmach

"Somos" = "we are." "Son" = "They are" or "You (plural) are" (except for the informal plural in some dialects, which is "sois").

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maddy206799

I said nosotras somos mujeres clearly several times but was told i was wrong and cannot get past this point!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaydenand

this cant understand me its annoying asf

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexakasanjeev

I knew it!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amelia587687

hablas espanol

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BTSHI

How will I know to use somos or eres? I'm confused

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

How do you know when to say, "is" or "am" in English? Just like in English, the subject and the verb have to match. In English, we only have three possibilities, "am," "is," and "are," but in Spanish there are a few more:

  • to be = ser
  • I am = yo soy
  • you (singular, familiar) are = tú eres
  • you (singular, formal) are = usted es
  • he/she/it is = él/ella es
  • we are = nosotros/nosotras somos
  • you (plural) are = ustedes son
  • they are = ellos/ellas son

Don't despair, though, "ser" is a highly irregular verb (which you will just have to memorize), but most other verbs follow a much more orderly set of endings.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Michael207198

Ughhh i love spanish but its killing me

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/john614301

When do I use son and somos

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LaylaYehya

Why is it so improtant to have somos ? What does it mean ?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/XUT58txH

How do I tell the difference between "we" and 'THEY'

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MFairhurst
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Se puede decir, "Mujeres somos"? A Duolingo no le gustó

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachelfe86

Why is women señoras and meujers in this sentance?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mskycc3
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If you can say "his husband" (in another lesson), then why can't you say "Nosotros somos mujeres."?

It's grammatically correct as far as I can tell. You're just saying that these guys are actually women.

Is this course pro-gay, but anti-transgender/gender identity?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell

I could be wrong, but I should think that if you identified as a woman, you would want to identify fully, which means that you'd say "nosotras" when describing yourselves, because women say "nosotras" about themselves and you're a woman. (Whereas "su" is a completely gender-neutral pronoun which could mean both "his" or "her" indiscriminately.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaximusGlunt

or maybe ellas son mujers

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaitmcr

Couldn't it also be " Estamos mujeres"?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephanTho4

Nosotras somos miujeres

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephanTho4

Leave it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Abby320970

I don't understand

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewEcon

ITS RIGGED

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyrtheHerm

Why is somos niñas incorrect?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliviaUnge1

This is really difficult

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kriishnakanth

When is mujer reffered as mozas, it gave me an answer as "somos mozas".

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lasagna543304

w h a t

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindaSandh

why is is somos not son?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingSavage36906

Do you people even talk about the question?!?!?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/u8PHwdL4

I chose two options and it said I was wrong, they both were right.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/christian797889

I have no idea

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joemurray209135

No

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joemurray209135

Aaaaaaaaaaaaa

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlesingEbi

Whats the difference btw "nosotros" & "nosotras"

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Amor733383

Why is it wrong when i say mujeres

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samantha591742

Gracias yo leemos

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Preston9916

What is the difference between son and somos?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieSto792618

Can someone please explain somos/somas?

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laruthell
  • somos = (we) are
  • somas = does not exist

There are many related questions and answers already here in this thread, so if you are still confused, poke around. (And of course, if you have other questions that are not answered in this thread, ask them.)

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peck258295

Hi

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peck258295

Hi

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eli946081

Hi

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eli946081

Hola

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErinMoulds1

This is hart to rember

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonySal366080

Whay somos instead of son? And how are people still confused about os/as? Masculine/feminine people! Covered in basics 1..

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferC.418876

I don't know where you are all getting other words, like ser, tros, tras, etc.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MollyTaylo890465

I think I'm getting that "somos" is used for "we" (self inclusive) and "son" is for "you" (self exclusive), correct?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mike2813

"somos mujeres" also worked for me.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bobbythekid21

When it comes to woman i mix up my spanish and dutch.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lindseykonich

Why does, "Nosotras somos mujeres" work for "We are women."? When "Somos hombres" works for "We are men."? Why isn't Nosotros needed?

Also, why is nosotros turned feminine when somos is not?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lunasahyou

Why is it ( nosotras somos mujeres and not nosotras son mujeres

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sohumsak

Why not Nostotras eres mujeres?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bmcg123
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I put " somas mujeres" and it said it was right but with a typo, would it be the correct way of saying it?

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Egill857061

That one got me to say "wut?"

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshleyRyan7827

I put "nosotras somos mujer" and it said that its suppose to be "nosotras somos damas."

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Toby280897

Why is "we are women" translated with "damas" rather than "mujeres"? That's confusing.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zlatanibra_09

hi

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EmmaToms1

The app wont let me past this point however i can see no error

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris114285

Iigigifkfuufm

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/christakwon

Tu eres una mujer vs Usted son mujer ??

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hannah480749

Nosotras somos mujeres.... Nosotros somos hombres....

3 months ago
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