Isn't aime in this case 'love' since turtle is not a object but a living thing?
You should check out french.about.com, to get a real handle on this.
As a rule of thumb,
aimer used with a person means to love,
aimer used with an object means to like.
But this is not the whole picture - check out the web link I have mentioned by clicking on the light gray word. To get back here - use your return key in your browser.
I like kangaroos even they are living things but we use like and love both in case of both living or nonliving things
How can you tell the difference between "this" and "that" with the words 'cet' and 'cette' etc?
You usually can tell by context, but if you wanna make it extra clear, you can use ceci and celà. Not everywhere you can use these though, check out the notes for that lesson.
As you know by now, "ceci" and "cela" are pronouns, not demonstrative adjectives like ce, cette, cet. While "cela" is often interpreted as "that", it may also be interpreted as "this", but as a pronoun, not an adjective.
in case you really want to specify is it this or that, use the suffix la for (away) and ci for (close) after noun eg ce chein la - meaning that dog and ce chien ci meaning this dog.
Ce masculine as is cet
The difference in usage between ce and cet is that cet is used if the word following starts with a vowel sound, but they mean the same. Both mean this, that.
I think chose is feminine. So it would be cette chose.
Ce chat would work though
ca is indefinite so we would use cette instead of ca since we know the gender of the turtle
How do you hear the difference between "J'aime ces tortues vertes" and "J'aime cette tortue verte"? I wrote the former and it was marked incorrect.
I have the same question. I also heard "j'aime ces tortues vertes" and got wrong but I cannot tell the difference.
My answer as "I'd like... " is marked wrong! I think it is as correct as I like.
How can you tell the difference between "vert" and "verte" can any one tell me please
For the masculine form "vert", the "t" is silent. For the feminine form "verte", the "t" is pronounced. You will find this to be true with all the words which change with gender: grand vs. grande, gros vs. grosse, etc.
-Vert is for describing masculine objects -Verte is for describing feminine objects
You just add the 'e' behind 'vert' to match it to the object it is descrbing. But you would need to know the gender of the object to do this.
The accentuation is different for torte ouvert...
How do you differentiate between this and that if they are both considered correct here?
In this sentence, "cette" may be interpreted as either "this" or "that". If you want to be more precise, you could say "j'aime cette tortue-ci" (I like THIS turtle) or "J'aime cette tortue-là" (I like THAT turtle).
So why is 'that turtle' instead of 'this turtle' considered wrong in this sentence?
Why does the correction say that it should be "like" because "aimer means love when applied to people or pets" when a turtle is exactly that -- a pet?
I like the approach that Duolingo has to generating sentences for translation, - some sentences are really useful common phrases, some sentences are silly and funny, and some, like this one, make you want to go 'aww!' And some are all of that! :)
Duolingo specified this topic in the Basic 2 section. Love is used for people and pets. So, there has been an error.
In english a turtle is a water going reptile and a tortoise land going, so how do i tell the difference in French?
the vast majority of people studying french share or have shared your frustration at some point. keep working at it. you're 'gonna be a pro eventually! : )