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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p3k

"Is that the pig?"

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January 5, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p3k
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Why is “c‘est la cochonne” wrong?


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

Sorry, but it does not work this time. The female pig is "la truie".

"cochonne" (noun or adj.) refers to a dirty girl/woman (yes, that meaning too...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p3k
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Very good to know! Thanks for the explanation.


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

Is the question about the gender of the pig or the correctness of saying (or translating it as) "C'est le cochon?"


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

In general terms, a pig is "un cochon" or "un porc". Duolingo was not pointing to the female I guess. Note: "porc" is generally used to call the meat: "un rôti de porc" (and you don't hear the final 'c')


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/p3k
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I second your guessing – though I am pretty sure, the female version was listed in the tooltip displayed when hovering over the original english word… Anyway, thanks for the explanation about porc, too!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacobBum21

Why could it not be 'Est-il le cochon?"


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

It could only be "est-ce le cochon ?" For details: http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa032500.htm


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

how does est-ce le cochon make sense? this has to be wrong. i've never heard that before


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

It is grammatically right. If you want to be a happy learner here, stop questioning the sense of the exercise sentences you are given. Translate as closely as possible and move on.


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    yes it is a pig!!!!

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