How can you say nous robes?! Try to explain the translation. We shouldn't just write things that we hear, we should think about the sense
arthur0703, I know what you mean, and I agree, but the instructions say "Type what you hear" and I just couldn't get "nos" out of what I heard. Sounded more like "New," but that's not French and "nous" sounds that way. Thought maybe it was some word or figure of speech I hadn't learned yet or forgotten. Should have tried "nos" I suppose, as at least making sense. Chalk it up to learning the pronunciation.
With the female voice (and when the words could be seen anyway, because it was a translation question!) it sounded clearly like "No rub," Not "New rub."
how can you write "nous", when you are asked to translate it into in english?
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if you play it slower it does. i find that playing the pronunciation at both speeds is necessary.
I had the male voice, and listened to it at both speeds several times, still didn't sound like "no"
How can I tell whether it is 'our dress' or 'our dresses?' The recording sounds the same, to me, for both 'robe' and 'robes.'
Plural or not, the "s" at the end of a word is almost never pronounced unless there is a liaison (meaning the next word begins with a vowel sound ex: les enfents). We know it's "robes" because "nos" indicates that the noun will be plural.
I thought so too, but not in the 'slower' version. Until the speech sounds get better, I'm checking both just in case.
'Ma' in French has a clear 'a' sound, like in 'cat', so it shouldn't sound like this
Has the audio been updated - defiantly sounds like a drawn out "No" sound to me.
While I wouldn't quite say the first word is defiantly doing anything, I would say it definitely sounds like a "No", too.
There is a chart:
"Notre" is used when the thing owned is singular.
"Nos" is used when the thing owned is plural.
"Our dress" = "notre robe"
"Our dresses" = "nos robes"
Checkout link for more information on French possessive adjectives
assuming the case in which 2 people share one dress, I would assume "nos robe" to be correct, no?
It would be "notre robe". "nos" is a plural possessive, but the pluralization is applied to the object in question. Plural robes -> 'nos', singular robe -> 'notre'.
seems that 'nos' doesn't change whenever if it follows by masc noun or fem. noun? just consider 'nos robes' and 'nos enfants'. Is that ture?
Wht is the difference between "nos robes" y "notre robes" in what moment can i use each one
I'm a boy. "dresses"? ask for our gender, duolingo. I am disappoint -_-
the fast way of listening to the lady is mixed up. the Nos and the robes together and also i thought it was Nous but it was Nos
Notre and nos both indicate posession. But Notre is used when the owned subject is singular, Nos is when the owned subject is plural. Our dress vs our dresses.
Wow that sounded like ma robe more than nos robes but duolingos really just needs to get a new speaking person
Sounded like No robe. Sentences like this should be written because it is really hard to tell words like Nos simply based on sound because of how the person says them
There is a difference between "nous" and "nos", so sometimes I get mixed up. Thank you everyone for all your advice!!!!!
Again, nous /nu/ nos /noh/ Also, pay attention to context. "Nous robes" means "we dresses" which makes no sense. "Nos robes" = "our dresses".
"Notre" is singular. Because there are multiple dresses (hence, "robeS"), the possessive noun must be plural as well. Examples: nos robes notre robe nos livres notre livre (Notice the possessive noun matches the plurality of the following noun)
The list is just suggestions. In any language, not every word will perfectly match another in the second language.
shared ownership? I shared clothes with my sibling when we were younger. though for language learning purposes the sentences don't really have to make sense in the real world, just as long as it shows you how to use the words
I guess so. But it kind of sounded like they were like two different girls or something and they just shared a couple dresses. anyway...
I can't understand the difference between nos and notre.Can anybody help me
Whats the difference between "non robe" & "nos robes"? Both sounds the same
I'm confused how duolingo works. The last comment says they 'wrote' nous but I didn't have an option to 'write' anything, I just had words to choose from and place in the correct order. I have often come across similar situations reading these comment sections. Are there different versions of Duolingo out there? Or is there a way for me to alter my version so I can write more? Thanks in advance for any help
So when it's plural you use "nos" and when it's singular you use "notre"? Please correct me if I'm wrong thank you
Good rule of thumb: The last letter of a french word is never pronounced unless the word ends with one of these letters 'FRLCK'...(think of forlack to remember it more easily)
Why not "frocks"? Maybe used less than "dresses" but perfectly acceptable usage