A century makes a hundred years makes no sense, a hundred years makes a century should be accepted
Why are we using the verb « faire » here? Why not « avoir » ? "Un siècle a cent années" ?
In French we use faire to indicate a measure. La tour Eiffel fait trois cents mètres de haut.
"A century consists of 100 years" was rejected though it seems to be valid in English. I guess it is just impossible to think of every possible translation.
Duolingo should also accept "a century is comprised of 100 years" if it doesn't already
http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/an-annee-jour-journee-matin-matinee-soir-soiree.htm Here's a good explanation.
I wrote "a century makes a hundred years" knowing it was wrong, but it was accepted.
A century is hundred years was rejected. The answer suggests I should have written "100" instead of "hundred". Come on Duo... Smarten up..
Same problem, "stupide" 100 or one hundred or hundred should pass. How can we guess number via letters
Maybe it was marked wrong because you omitted a word, as you did in this post.
(You need an article or number before "hundred years" --a hundred or one hundred, or even 100.)
I guess you could look at this like "one tree makes a hundred park benches"
Would "Cent années fait un siècle"? sound weird to French ears?
Why "années" and not "ans"? Here the duration of the years is not important, but the number of years. I don't get it.
I knew it was a century makes 100 years but that's not how we say it in english so i put a century is made of 100 years and it was wrong.
I thought of about five different possible english ways to say this and tried "A century lasts one hundred years" which, as it happened, was not in the list of correct translations. They can't list them all but I agree that "A century maks a hundred years" is simply wrong in english.
Use "années" when you wish to emphasize the duration of those 100 years, rather than simply how many there are. I don't think we have this concept in English. The following is a great explanation of this and similar duration words: