Sometimes un - translates as one and others - the... I don't understand why different words translate like this?
I dont understand. Why did it become "one" instead of "a"? Either should've been acceptable.
This question came before I had any exposure to "lisons", so I didn't know what word they were trying to use, much less how to spell it.
Please remember that Duolingo teaches by exposing examples. A lot of guessing for you to do. Anyhow, verb "lire" is conjugated as follows:
- je lis, tu lis, il/elle/on lit, nous lisons, vous lisez (polite and plural), ils/elles lisent.
how do you pronounce ''menu'' i couldn't understand the machine :( /moon-yoo/ or /me-nu/
Shouldn't the correction read 'we are reading a menu' and not 'we are reading one menu'. While possible and legitimate, it is unhelpfully unnatural and not how a native speaker would day it.
The normal English for the example given would be "We are reading a menu". However that would seldom occur because if you were sitting at a table with others you would say "We are reading the menu". In a restaurant setting the menu is always referred to as 'the' menu. Sometimes there are several menus but they are always 'the menu' - the main menu, the dessert menu etc. If you are in a printing shop then you might say "We are printing a menu." Hope this helps.
carte: list of dishes with one price per dish (various "entrées", "plats", "desserts")
Menu: one "entrée" + one "plat" + one "dessert" for a global fixed price.
Yes, the price of the menu is inferior to that of the addition of the prices of its contents, if you picked them in the "carte".
what does it means i didnt understand can any one tell me about "Nous lisons un menu." if somebody knows pls tell
Its just like that, a word is masculin or feminin. There are some rules to know sometimes but you will just have to learn it for each word xd
Sometimes it tells me to write "une" or "un" but it really wants me to write "le" or "la." It's so annoying! I listen to the audio many times before writing, but it still says I'm wrong! And when I do write "le" or "la," it says I'm wrong! I don't get it! I might just quit.
For a lot of these questions they tell you this means this and when you type it in in a different question it says it's wrong.
Are there some sentences that don't have the liaisons or is it just duolingo or me? Because I thought that a word ending in a consonant was carried through to the next word, if it had a vowel. For example: Nous lisons un menu I thought it was said "Nous lisons sun menu" and not "Nous lison un menu"
In English it's more natural for me to say "we read the menu", I've had to pay for this several times already
It doesn´t matter if I put an accent on the word menu, I would prefer if they just correct me, not that they rest a heart.
I keep havin a hard time hearing the difference between le and un. I blame my phones speaker though
In most English speaking restaurants if we ask to see the menu we will be given a list of all the available dishes with seperate prices for each item. We then make up the meal any way we want. Some restaurants may also have a set meal option where a specific set of items have been decided by the restaurant - this will often be at a reduced price. Sometimes the set meal option is not absolutely fixed and we can choose from a one or two items.
In a French restaurant if you ask to see the menu you will be given a list of the set meals - not a list of all the dishes available in the restaurant.
Nous lisons un menu. I chose "Let us read the menu." but that was wrong (the answer was "We read a menu"). I guess read is past tense here, eh?
No. In this case it is the present case which matches the French present case:in the example. "We read . . . ". In English this is pronounced as 'reed'. If we were given the past tense in French then the English past tense would be written exactly the same way (We read) but would be pronounced as (We red). Don't try and make any sense out of that - just learn it: There is no way to tell which is which without some context. We read (reed) a book right now. We read (red) a book yesterday. My native language is English. My condolences to anyone trying to learn it. :-)))
"nous sommes en train de lire un menu" = we are in the process of reading a menu