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"Is that the pig?"

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January 5, 2013

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Why is “c‘est la cochonne” wrong?

January 5, 2013

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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...)

January 5, 2013

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Very good to know! Thanks for the explanation.

January 9, 2013

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

January 9, 2013

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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')

January 9, 2013

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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!

January 9, 2013

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

January 14, 2013

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

January 14, 2013

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Great. Thanks!

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ttheohar

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

January 15, 2013

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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.

January 15, 2013

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    yes it is a pig!!!!

    January 26, 2013
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