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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgiad

"L'homme va seul."

January 12, 2013

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/georgiad

I've not had "va" before, that's not fair! Boo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rkent

I agree.. the conjugation of 'aller' has not been introduced well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/artsangel

Ca va? You'll have had it as part of that. But yes, this is the first time it shows up in this format.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/v0hooo

Ah, for some reason I didn't make the "ca va" connection.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wiredpsyche

Same here. i just guessed and got lucky. :) Thanks for mentioning the "Ca va" connection. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/enokakhalladi

i don't understand what 'va' means


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RodolfoRG

verb aller (to go) je vais tu vais il/elle va


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Silama

"only the man is going" is incorrect ??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/days2days

No, because of the position of the word 'seul', after the verb. The French word for only would have to be before the noun, ie the man. Only at the beginning in your sentence is an adverb, in the French it is an adjective.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kolmi

My solution was: the man goes alone. Why is it wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helenvee

I would have thought that "goes" was a correct alternative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/enokakhalladi

dont write 'goes', write 'is going'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/learning5301

I guessed va, what on earth is va?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/northernguy

Aller to go.

Je vais .... I go

Tu vas...You go (sing.)

Il, Elle va...he/she goes

Nous allons....We go

Vous allez......you go (pl)

Ils, Elles vont.....They go

as in Comment ├ža va.

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TaraUnscripted

This verb really confuses me. How does "aller" become "va" or "vas" etc? Depending on the pleural it's either an "a" word or a "v" word. Why? Is there a trick or logic to remembering this conundrum?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nabl83

How does "be" become "am", "is", "are", "was" and "were". )))))))))))))))))))))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/helenvee

The verb "to be" is irregular in English. It's one of those you just have to memorise, I'm afraid.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nabl83

I know, it was rhetorical question for TaraConklin and her question about the verb "aller" :))))))) but thanks anyway for the response ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daredemo

So is the verb aller in french.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew8510

Trick? No, you have to study. Study what? French verb conjugations. Why? Because they are veeeeery different from english conjugations.

This is the conjugation of aller: http://www.conjugation-fr.com/conjugate.php?verb=aller&x=-936&y=-274

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