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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom921

"Le garçon est propre."

January 12, 2013

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

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


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


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ACP7

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


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

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zaphod1st

Je suis = I am

Tu es = You are

Il/elle est = he/she is


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


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

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


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


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

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