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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrakkarNoir

"Tu manges un grand pain."

January 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/malloryvg

I keep confusing 'pain' with 'pomme' while listening to the recording.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chris868

that happened to me once... then i realized pain is masc and pomme is fem... so pay attention to the article to help you understand


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/crontakz

I don't see how..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaypod

Sometimes I do that, too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evadssor

"You eat a big bread"? Really?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mecurie

yeah, where's the "piece" of bread!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlennCoie

I believe "pain" also means "loaf," so "tu manges un grand pain" could mean "you are eating a large loaf." Non?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MindofMykyta

I've studied French for a while now (but just started Duolingo), and I just want to mention to everyone here that I don't have a problem understanding the recording. Just keep working at it and you will start to hear it correctly!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helbino

Likewise. I have only had one problem where "lio" sounded like excuse me for even trying eayou.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leafar31

actually I've studied french too but in this audio i heard "bourant" instead of "grand" jajaj MDR


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ardentllama

Same... Except for this one! She seems to add an extra vowel to 'grand'. It sounds like 'gouraum'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrakkarNoir

The worst recording ever!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AghaZC

most of the comments I've seen so far are complaining of the listening exercises


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/butterfly2342

I put pomme even though I thought it should be pain, because "a big bread" makes no sense....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natka_m

forgetting for a moment that "bread" is uncountable, how about "a long bread"...? Duolingo says it's a wrong answer, but then I think it accepts long people etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tony.1994

why it cannot be grosse instead of grand?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Atlasthetitan

grand sounds like gros and 'pain' does not sound like 'pain'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvaW39

For everyone confusing recording, pain is obviously not pronounced PAY-n it's PA-n. Ok?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaypod

I do not see how it could not be a command...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AghaZC

most of the comments I've seen so far are complaining of the listening exercises


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v0hooo

Does this mean a lot of bread or a huge piece of bread?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Macklebeed

it means a huge piece of bread. A lot of bread is = il mange beaucoup de pain


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mecurie

who's to know really?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Koolkaren

I was sure I heard 'grande pomme'! Also, seriously, has anyone ever heard of 'a big bread'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/horacesmum

un grand pain surely would be a large bread roll


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Canadave

So can anyone tell me why this isn't "un pain grand?" I thought adjectives always came after the noun in French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/horacesmum

Certain common adjectives always come before the noun; grand, petit, joli, jeune, vieil - there are more I forget.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evan10s

With a few exceptions, adjectives relating to beauty, age, goodness, or size will always go before a noun.

More info: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_4.htm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E.T.s_Son

Shouldn't it be "You are eating a big piece of bread"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mc_nugg

Does anyone know if this is a common phrase in French? It is not something we would say in English. 'A soup' being another odd translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manuelucci

Sometimes the recording is not understandable... It's unfair


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vrygia

Am I the only one who heard "tu manges un gros homme"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pachamami

Darn, I said "a big piece of bread" and that apparently was wrong ... I just couldn't picture someone eating a big loaf of bread (all by themselves) but then again I can't picture a black turtle or black water either ...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ardentllama

Look up 'blk.', it's black mineral water!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bschrock

What are the main differences between gros and grand?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ardentllama

Gros or grosse generally means big or fat horizontally (this is an adjective that can go before OR after the noun, and where you place it determines its meaning. after is fat) and grand or grande means tall or large vertically.

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