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"The lemon has a yellow color."

Translation:Le citron a une couleur jaune.

4 years ago

37 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/nayamvellien

couleur is feminine

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abarefootgal

Okay! I was about to ask why it had une. :) Thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ronjay2

Why couleur comes before jaune ?

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/selecttacos

Doesn't "est" mean "is" and "a" mean "have/has"? So shouldn't they use "a" instead of "est"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertBohlken

Your translation is correct. In french however, "The lemon has a yellow colour" is the way they would describe a yellow lemon. They would also say that they "have hunger" (J'ai faim) and not "I am hungry" (Je suis faim).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeLowNav1

Thank you for that great explanation. So many variables and rules, but the same can be said for the english language. It really is important to do the "strengthen skills" exercise each day before continuing on. It really helps with enforcing and reinforcing those rules.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruthybubble

It says 'a' now, but I would have thought that "the lemon is a yellow colour" is correct...I mean it is in English. Or is this one of those rules like J'ai (years) ans. Can things only 'have' colour, rather than 'be' a colour?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertBohlken

Yes.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Red_Panda666

A lemon is not a color ;) There probably is a color named "Lemon Yellow" or something like that, but it doesn't apply in this case.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SourireCache

Couleur is not a masculine word? I thought it was that's why i put 'un' instead of 'une'. I'm not sure why is incorrect

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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No, "couleur" is feminine. It may help you to know that most of the "abstract" nouns ending in -eur are feminine: ex. la douleur, la rumeur, la grandeur, l'odeur (note also la fleur). Nevertheless, pay attention to le bonheur and le malheur. Note also that all the nouns which stand for profession are masculine: ex. le professeur, le docteur, l'entrepreneur.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antmec

Does the gender of the profession noun change if the person is female?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SourireCache

Wow, thanks! That's insightful^^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VEddie

Thanks for the advice, mate.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ebnzrgzr
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That's very good advice, thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francis.Augustus

Merci mon ami

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LemunSqueegee

Sacre bleu. Merci beaucoup pour l'aide.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bookaddict209

Can someone explain why "Jaune" has to come after couleur and it can't come before? Why would "le citron a une jaune couleur" translate wrong?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MzMolly65

It's one of those things that "just is". You can't compare English to French. It's just done this way in French.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alwaays_dan

Why do you need une?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FernandMaC

Why is 'une' wrong here? I don't really get when I'm supposed to use 'de/des/de la'. Can anyone help?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MzMolly65

Try this video link for learning de/des/de la. It really helped me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W5orqDqz18

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/odalys_19

When should "avez" be used instead of "a"? To translate the word "has"?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jgskin

It is used with "vous"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Briannaclark1

hi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricksonAd
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I tried this as "Le citron possède une couleur jaune", which was wrong. Does anyone know under what circumstances one should use avoir vs. possèder? Google translate gave the translation as noted above when I tried it with possède, but I'm not sure how reliable that is.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PistolPoet

I think a good way to tell them apart is that posseder is used when possess is used in English. So a lemon wouldn't possess a colour, but it would have a colour.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EricksonAd
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That's a helpful way of looking at it. Thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/3_Brandon

O.M.G.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffycochon

i wrote 'le citron est jaun' and was marked wrong, wouldn't jaune change to jaun because le citron is masculine

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PistolPoet

Jaune has the final e when it's masculine as well. Some adjectives are simply like that.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fluffycochon

Merci !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MmeChristie

le citron a une hue jaune?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PistolPoet

As far as I can see, "hue" doesn't mean "colour" in French http://www.wordreference.com/fren/hue

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PhoenyxTra

why can't I use possède as opposed to a?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/guavajuice682766

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JanetWilli20824

Why describe a masculine lemon with feminine colour

1 month ago