https://www.duolingo.com/Tom921

"Le garçon est propre."

January 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/v0hooo

Would, "the boy is proper," also be a good translation?

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bazzamatazz

is the correct way to pronounce the letter 'r' in french with the back of your throat? like hocking up a loogie but not as intense. i dont know how to spell out the sound. so in this case with garçon and propre, there is no actual r sound, but instead its that sound from the back of your throat. is this right?

April 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/super.chouette

It is extremely Parisian to do the glottal r, though it is common enough that most people will teach you to do it that way. The farther you get from Paris, the more people simply roll their r's.

July 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/renee001106

In Hebrew, the letters chet and chaf also give you that sound. German and Yiddish also have that sound, it's not French-exclusive.

September 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ACP7

I wonder if the sentence was: The girl is clean. Would the be 2 "e" at the end?

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew8510

No, this one seems to be neutral. It acquires an "s" with plurals though.

April 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/arfington

Can anyone explain to me the difference between 'es' and 'est' ?

March 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaphod1st

Je suis = I am

Tu es = You are

Il/elle est = he/she is

March 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/arfington

Thanks!

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom921

The audio response system is not working well this morning. I realize that this is not the place, but we don't have a problem choice that says that the system is not responding to our answers.

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dbucar

LOL the boy is clean i.e. not on drugs

March 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

lol! I wonder if it is used in the same context in french or if there is some other word/expression for being clean in that way.

March 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/super.chouette

Interestingly enough, the French word for clean off drugs would be "clean". You could say, "Je suis clean depuis un an." Meaning, "I have been clean for a year." It is probably derived from the English language.

July 14, 2013
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