Sitesurf explained with another sentence, that 'personne' in itself is a negative word and means 'nobody'. So here it means ; 'Nobody is perfect'. Thanks to Sitesurf!
As far as I know, only two negatives are allowed in French. Eg. ne...pas, ne...rien, ne...personne.
Because "personne" means "nobody" (when used with "ne"). There is no gender for "nobody".
I agree that there is no gender in English for "nobody", but my dictionary says that 'personne' is feminine.
Personne in the negative is a pronoun and as such its gender is masculine. Cf. http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=751559
"Une personne intelligente peut apprendre une langue, mais personne ne peut apprendre toutes les langues." When "personne" means person, it's a feminine noun but when it means nobody it's masculine by default. Not quite the same, but "tour" feminine is tower while "tour" masculine is turn.
Does " n' " or "ne" always follow "personne" when it is the subject of the verb?
I am confused that the n' comes after personne here and not before like usual
How has no one mentioned that parfait (as in the desert) literally means perfect?
This is a little confusing. Literally it would read "Anybody is not perfect". "Personne" can actually mean both "anybody" and "nobody" like in "comme personne" - like nobody. Funny :)
yeah, i typed - everyone is not perfect. im not sure if it is duolingo or just linguistically french seems to have lots of double negative type of sentences
All French negatives are "double negatives". Ne + (pas, rien, personne, plus...)
"Everyone" would, I think, be "Tout le monde n'est pas parfait". And bear in mind that there's a difference even in English between "everyone is not perfect" (but some people are) and "no-one is perfect" (it's impossible).
"N'est" = Nay/neigh. "Ne" = closer to "nuh". The sound you would make when teaching a child to pronounce the letter N.
they just made me translate the sentence I am a perfect man, and ow they say Nobody's perfect? ok