https://www.duolingo.com/DrakkarNoir

"Tu manges un grand pain."

January 1, 2013

37 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/malloryvg

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

January 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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

April 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/crontakz
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I don't see how..

February 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jaypod

Sometimes I do that, too.

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/evadssor

"You eat a big bread"? Really?

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mecurie
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yeah, where's the "piece" of bread!

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GlennCoie

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

May 8, 2013

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

February 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Helbino

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

April 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Leafar31

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

June 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ardentllama

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

July 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DrakkarNoir

The worst recording ever!

January 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AghaZC
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most of the comments I've seen so far are complaining of the listening exercises

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/butterfly2342

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

March 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

March 13, 2013

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

why it cannot be grosse instead of grand?

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Atlasthetitan

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

January 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EvaW39

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

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jaypod

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

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AghaZC
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most of the comments I've seen so far are complaining of the listening exercises

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/v0hooo

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

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Macklebeed

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

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mecurie
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who's to know really?

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Koolkaren
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I was sure I heard 'grande pomme'! Also, seriously, has anyone ever heard of 'a big bread'?

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/horacesmum

un grand pain surely would be a large bread roll

March 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Canadave

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

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/horacesmum

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

March 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/evan10s
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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

April 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son
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Shouldn't it be "You are eating a big piece of bread"?

May 3, 2013

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

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Manuelucci
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Sometimes the recording is not understandable... It's unfair

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/albarae2012

salut

May 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vrygia

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

June 6, 2013

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

June 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ardentllama

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

July 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bschrock

What are the main differences between gros and grand?

July 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

July 5, 2013
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