I don't usually give lingots for jokes, but man, that had me cracking up out loud.
When I get sentences like these to translate, I like to have a little fun and type them in all caps, with exclamation marks added for good measure.
So it becomes: "YOU ARE WEAK!!"
Helps me build up confidence, y'know.
Yes, I like doing that with "Je ne suis pas en colére". I love to put "I AM NOT ANGRY!!!!!".
UN, DEUX, TROIS, QUATRE J'AIME LES CORPS DES MARINES
(or something to that effect :P)
Duo, I haven't even learned this word yet and you expect me to know it by just hearing it?
Eventually you will actually be able to make good guesses as to how to spell unknown french words you hear.
But until then, you have to see it as a way of learning by trial and error. The testing exercices are exercises too, not just evaluations.
I write down all the words listed for that lesson for that reason.. When I am not sure what I hear I check the list and voila.
When in doubt, try for the cognate. It's usually a winning strategy. And use the opportunity as a challenge -- try your best to imagine how it could conceivably be spelled in French. And heck, since these exercises are not timed, you can then type your guesses into Google Translate and see whether something makes sense. You'll learn more from doing that than if they just fed it to you. I don't learn words they give me just once unless they're cognates anyway.
although the translation says frail, i think i like it better if it said "you are feeble"
"Feeble" is accepted as correct. I always try for the cognate first, because that's the easiest to learn.
C'est vous qui êtes faible. Vous ne connaitrez jamais l'amour ou l'amitié. Je vous plain sincèrement.
The translation given is 'You are poor'. There are several words for 'poor' but faible is not one. 'You are low' should be accepted.
This isn't just an insult. it could be from a conversation where someone wants to claim he's recovered before he really is. "No, you have been unconscious for a month. Don't try to get out of bed yet; you are weak."