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"An absolute must!"

January 28, 2013

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

wait, what? "un must absolu" is correct? is "must" a word in french? and how is "une necessite absolue" wrong?


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

There are dozens of English words used in French (with more or less accuracy...).

In this case, "une necessité absolue" looks right to me.


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

I wish you were grading these, then. I'd be much further along!


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

and what about the word given by your dictionary 'mout' (U with a roof as i ignorantly call it)?


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

the "roof" is called a circumflex accent.

"le moût" is what is called the purée you get when you crash grapes or apples at the beginning of the wine making process: weird in this sentence, isn't it?


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

so Duolingo's dictionary it's not realy a Duolingo's dictionary...


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

You are right: The drop-down menu offers a few possible translations, but it does not clarify context, it does not propose specific translations for the sentence you are working on, nor the actual meaning of the words proposed. It is by no means a dictionary and if you want to be more accurate in your learning, I suggest you open another tab on a good online dictionary which you can refer to as you go.

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