"Elle suppose cela."

Translation:She assumes that.

January 7, 2013



Could you say "she supposes so" or "she assumes so", which sound more natural to me?

May 1, 2015


I put 'she supposes so' and it was marked wrong. Any fluent French speakers want to weigh in?

May 30, 2015


I know that in Portuguese, to say "I suppose so," we say «Suponho que sim.». I know it is the same in Spanish and Italian, too, so it might be the same in French: « Je suppose que oui. ». Also, « cela » means "that."

June 10, 2015


Maybe it's just an idiomatic thing in English, but no native English speaker would say "she supposes that" or "she supposes it". Perhaps as part of a longer sentence yes, but the way it is, "she supposes so" is correct.

November 7, 2015


Right. I was saying that the fact that they chose to use «cela» means that the above sentence « Elle assume cela. » is not equivalent to the English phrase, "I suppose so." It is literally, "She assumes that," and I believe the French equivalent of "I suppose so," would be « Je suppose que oui. ».

November 8, 2015


Thanks for the link, that clarified the correct answer. In English, though, "to suppose" is not a synonym of "assume". This is why the answer seems wrong.

December 9, 2015


In English, "to suppose" can actually mean "to assume" in certain contexts.

An example would be in mathematics where a statement like "...suppose x is 5.. " , can mean the same as "... assume x is 5..." or "...assume x to be 5...".

February 16, 2016


Could "suppose" also mean "guesses"?

June 7, 2015


I think so, but I think the verb « deviner » would be better for "to guess."

June 10, 2015


I think that's a more idiomatic answer than DL would use in lessons is the issue

January 26, 2017


Wouldn't "Elles supposent cela." sound the same and thus ... Shouldn't it be accepted?

January 8, 2016


Hmm...I guess so! :D Please report it next time.

January 8, 2016


ok, I'm unsure how I can report it, but I'll look out for the option if that happens again.

January 8, 2016


The next time you come across this sentence, click the "Report a Problem" button.

January 10, 2016


I am using the app on my phone, and there was no such button. Maybe I'll encounter it later on.

January 10, 2016


Ah, it might be only available in the desktop version. The button should be right next to the "Discuss sentence" button.

January 10, 2016


On a smart phone- to report an issue press the flag icon directly beneath the icon you chose to get to this page.

September 18, 2018


The ridiculous "updates" on the report function restrict options as to why something is wrong. Thus this (indentical plural/singular pronunciations) cannot be accurately reported anymore.

March 16, 2019


How to hear the difference between c'est là and cela? As in she supposes it is there...

August 21, 2015


The « e » in « c'est » is more open, kinda like the "e" in "bed;" in IPA, it is [ɛ]. The « e » in « cela » is pronounced differently depending on where the speaker is from, but it is typically pronounced as a more closed and rounded vowel; there is no equivalent in English, and in IPA it is [ø].

August 22, 2015


She thinks so?

November 12, 2015


No, please read the discussion starting from lizzibeth.

November 12, 2015


Why wouldn't it accept "she is supposing that"

January 10, 2017


good question! I've typed in the same answer and it was marked as wrong. But I guess it is ok. Any protest from a native speaker?

August 9, 2017


How are we supposed to know that Duo wants the singular "elle suppose" when we can't tell the difference between it and "elles supposent" in the audio?!

September 23, 2017


She is guessing that -why is this rejected ?

January 24, 2018


Is it correct to think that this is a sentence fragment that can used to express additional content, e.g. she supposes that - he went home, the children were 'sage', etc.?

March 15, 2016


I don't think so. I think the "that"/« cela » here is a pronoun that substitutes a given supposition in context. If you want to say "She supposes that he went home," you cannot use « cela »; I believe you would use « que »: « Elle suppose qu'il est rentré chez lui. ».

March 15, 2016


I hated when they first introduced cela I was stuck for an hour

November 23, 2016


I can't get past this question. It doesn't accept any answer, not even the one it provides as the correct translation.

July 29, 2017


@EoinMcAule1, "She assumes that." Will get you onward.

September 18, 2018


I should get taht right thats so not fair

December 23, 2017


Elle suppose cela

February 1, 2018


Sounds like "Elle se pose cela" with the female voice. Does this make sense in French as it does in English ("She poses herself that")

February 28, 2018


My response, "She presumes that", was rejected, but it is correct. I reported it.

July 14, 2018


She assumes that

September 18, 2018


My response, "She guesses that" was rejected but it would be accepted in my part of the world. Is it wrong?

February 20, 2019
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