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5 lingots for an article, come in and write...

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Write a short article (120-150 words) about your favourite character (from a book, tv series, movie, song, etc. - preferably not a real one). Languages to write in: en/es/it/fr/pt

Suggestions on what to include in the text:
-Who the character is (general information)
-What she/he does (job, occupation)
-What she/he is like (personality, appearance)
-Why you like her/him (or why she/he is your favourite hero)

I will give everyone who posts their article 5 lingots. If an article receives a number of upvotes from other users, I might give more.
Treat it like an additional exercise for your writing skills:) If you have a while:)

Please post your text as a reply to this discussion starter. Apart from that you can also comment on this activity. This time it is not a challenge, it is a possibility for writing. Good luck!

It is not a homework. I just want to read some articles written by DL learners:) and give some lingots away.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Noahtheark
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Mi personaje favorito es Optimus Prime. Él es del planeta, Cybertron. Él es el líder de los Autobots. Optimus es muy optimista (haha). Él es un robot autónomo y él transforma en un camión (normalmente). Él lucha contra los Decepticons. Él tiene un voz grave cuando Peter Cullen está actuando Optimus. Él juega básquetbol ( not kidding ). Él murió mucho. En casi cada encarnación, él ha muerto :( . Pero, su muerte no es permanente (con frecuencia).

Me gusta a él porque cuándo fui muy pequeño, yo ví mucha televisión. Generalmente ví Los Transformers, TMNT, o yo ví las programas que mi familia vieron. Yo también le elegí porque la película, Transformers: La era de la extinción está saliendo en junio. Aunque no es la mejor película, podré verlo.

That was nice to write about something in Spanish. It was more challenging than I thought, but none the less fun!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Good job! 5 lingots

I'm glad you liked this activity:) It's good to write something in the target language as you not only strengthen your words but also have to think in the language:) Return here later on when you are on a higher level and compare it to what you will have learned.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brunehilde

Il mio carattere preferito è nientemeno che il Conte Cenere, il cattivo principale del videogioco Super Paper Mario. All'inizio del gioco, questo tragico uomo ha letto un libro che si chiama il Profeticus Tenebrae e creduto che il suo futuro era distruggere tutti dei dimensioni. E' un capo dei tirapiedi leali, che adorano e servano con gioia.

Questo cattivo è molto incompreso e mentre la storia avanza, vediamo che lui è affranto e combattuto. Il Conte Cenere è un tragico anti-eroe che ha perso il suo amore e la sua speranza per il futuro. Mi gli piace perché è un cattivo piacevole e misterioso ma anche veramente come un umano comune (tranne che il libro magico e la potenza distruggere tutti dei dimensioni.) Il gioco è simplice ma il dialogo e la storia sono proprio ingegnosi e divertenti.

This was fun! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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I hope you don't mind if I give you some suggestions:

All'inizio del gioco, questo tragico (what did you mean?) uomo ha letto un libro che si chiama il Profeticus Tenebrae e ha (not necessary but more natural) creduto che il suo futuro fosse (quello) di distruggere tutti dei dimensioni (what did you mean?). E' a capo di tirapiedi leali, che lo adorano e servono con gioia.

Questo cattivo è molto incompreso e mentre la storia avanza, lo vediamo affranto e combattuto. Il Conte Cenere è un anti-eroe tragico (this order is better) che ha perso il suo amore e la sua speranza per il futuro. Mi piace perché è un cattivo piacevole (that doesn't sound good, you probably meant "affascinante") e misterioso ma anche un uomo comune (tranne che per il libro magico e il potere di distruggere tutti dei dimensioni (?)) Il gioco è semplice ma il dialogo e la storia sono proprio ingegnosi e divertenti.

Congratulations for your effort :) (BTW, i really appreciated the use of the word tirapiedi!)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brunehilde

Grazie mille!! How would one describe a tragic character in Italian? Do I have to say something like, "Lui ha una storia tragica"? Also, the game's plot was a pun about "the destruction of all dimensions" (destroying every world AND the 2D/3D), but I failed to consider that "dimensioni" might not mean "mondi" like it can in English.

Haha I like the word "tirapiedi", I hope I used it correctly. xD Thanks again!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

good job

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Perfectly done! 5 lingots

However I cannot give you any feedback as to any possible mistakes:) In some time you may come back here and re-read your text and see your progress by yourself:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Topolski

I had to use the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy for this one...

Arthur Dent es un típico hombre. Él vive en England. Señor Dent trabaja a Guildford, trabajando con radio. Douglas Adams, el autor de "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," describía Señor Dent tan "cerca de treinta... alto, de pelo oscuro, y nunca bastante a gusto consigo mismo." Me gusta Señor Dent porque él es cómico, y el amigo de él es un extraterrestre con el nombre "Ford Prefect." Señor Dent y Señor Prefect son muy cómico y les gusta beben mucho cerveza. Si ellos beben demasiado alcohol, ellos tropiezan y dificultad al hablar, lo que hace que la historia sea aún más divertido. Sin embargo, me gusta Arthur Dent porque él es cómico.

That was difficult, surprisingly. I had to use a Spanish dictionary for parts of it, which is why it's probably garbled.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Tu babelfish no está trabajando. ("I had to use a Spanish dictionary for parts of it, which is why it's probably garbled")

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum
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I gave you an extra lingot because you used my favorite book. I've read those so many times. :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeesterSimon
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J'aimerais vous présenter un jeun homme assez bizarre. Il s' appele Eric Theodore Cartman. On le connait de la série 'South Park'. Eric vit avec sa mère dans un petit village de montagne dans l'état du Colorado en Amérique. Il existe plusieurs possibilitésn mais personne ne sait vraiment qui est son père. il est gras, mais ce n'est pas sa faute, selon lui. même si il est mon personnage préféré, il est le plus grand connard du monde. Je l'aime parce qu'il est le reflet de ce qui me gêne à propos de l'Amérique. Précisément parce qu'il est complètement mauvais, il est tellement vulnérable et réel. Nous, qui le connaissent, devons aussi admettre que parfois nous donnerais n'importe quoi pour être Cartman.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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È difficile scegliere tra Cyrano, Il Piccolo Principe e la Marchesa di Merteuil (nelle Relazioni pericolose)... Merteuil è marchesa (dal suo matrimonio), ovviammente, e scrive un sacco di lettere attraverso il romanzo per creare problemi. Lei è elegante e sa come fare bella figura - ma dietro la facciata, è tutt'altra cosa. Anche se alla fine il suo personaggio va odiato di tutti gli altri, a me piace tuttavia la marchesa. Probabilmente per la sua intelligenza oppure per la complessità della sua mentalita. Non vorrei per niente diventare una libertina come lei, comunque c'è qualcosa che stimola nella libertà che lei si permette, e c'è una parte ancora tante umana che si può vedere nella sua gelosia (come l'invidia che Salieri non può contenere nel film Amadeus, per esempio).

Per me, Merteuil come Cyrano come il Piccolo Principe sono grandissimi personaggi della letteratura. In francese si dicerebbe "plus grands que nature" -- e preferirei conoscere l'equivalenza italiana che avere cinque lingots! ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Here you have your (delayed) 5 lingots! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Thanks! I was not coming for lingots, I was more curious to see if I could do it, and to see if someone would see some obvious errors!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Sure, I see, I cannot unfortunately give you any comments, my French is still poor.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Her text is in Italian actually.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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!caramba! your're right. However my ITALIAN is not so good either, but the thing is I was reading = trying to read/understand, that day also some French articles in this thread and I must have confused the two languages, good point, thanks for noticing that.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Well, learning all those languages from Polish, I don't blame you one bit for confusing them a little ! Keep up the good work my friend ! :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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I think that "plus grand que nature" can be translated with "fuori dal comune" :) Moreover, I can give some advice for your text, if you don't mind.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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Here you are some suggestions:

Merteuil è marchesa (dal suo matrimonio ---not so clear, you meant after her marriage with a marquis?), ovvia(m)mente, e scrive un sacco di lettere attraverso il romanzo per creare problemi. Lei è elegante e sa come fare bella figura - ma dietro la facciata(,) è tutt'altra cosa. Anche se alla fine il suo personaggio viene/è odiato da tutti gli altri, a me tuttavia piace (more natural order) la marchesa, probabilmente per la sua intelligenza oppure per la complessità della sua mentalità. Non vorrei per niente diventare una libertina come lei, eppure c'è qualcosa che affascina nella libertà che (lei) si concede ; inoltre c'è una parte molto umana che si può vedere nella sua gelosia (come l'invidia che Salieri non può contenere nel film Amadeus, per esempio).

Per me, Merteuil, come Cyrano e il Piccolo Principe, sono grandissimi personaggi della letteratura. In francese si dicerebbe "plus grands que nature" -- e preferirei conoscere l'equivalente italiano che avere cinque lingots! ;)

Congratulations for your effort, extremely well written :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Wow! Grazie mille. Eeeh, può dirmi come si fa per scegliere il tipo di forma passiva? "Viene [odiato]", "è [odiato]" vs "va [odiato]"? Mi sembra cosi misterioso. Un po' come la differenza tra 'mica' e 'magari' (e 'forse', che utilizzo di solito perché mi sembra che sia il più simile a 'maybe', 'peut-être')...

En tout cas, merci pour le coup de main, je vais de ce pas voir si je peux te suggérer quelques idées pour ton texte. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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  • "Va odiato" non è passivo, è una forma impersonale per esprimere il dovere. Per esempio puoi trovare espressioni come "Il biglietto va timbrato", "la patate vanno bollite" etc.
  • "Mica" esprime la negazione: per esempio "non ci ha mica aspettati!". Tra l'altro credo che sia un francesismo derivato da "mie" :) In ogni caso, è abbastanza informale e quindi si trova poco nell'italiano scritto.
  • "Magari" esprime un desiderio ed è usato col congiuntivo: ad esempio, "Magari fossi milionario!", "Magari vincessi alla lotteria!". Può però avere anche un valore di eventualità, soprattutto nel parlato: "Magari stasera non esco" (= Forse stasera non esco). Probabilmente è per questo che ti confondi con "forse".
  • "Forse" equivale a "peut-être". Ti consiglierei di usare "forse" piuttosto che "magari", è molto più chiaro e sei sicura di non sbagliare.

J'espère t'avoir aidé (j'ai écrit en italien parce que ton niveau est très bon). Si tu veux me donner quelques conseils sur mon texte je serais heureux :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Eeeeh! Il primo punto spiega un sacco di cose che avevo capito male, tante è grande la differenza tra ciò che viene fatto e ciò che deve essere fatto. Comme quoi, ça vaut la peine d'apprendre les nuances d'une langue...!

Però non capisco troppo bene il 'mica'. Pons.it mi dice che 'mica' può significare 'per niente' come può essere 'per caso'. Quando dici "Non ci ha mica aspettati!", che cosa vuol' dire?

grazie! e sarebbe "J'espère t'avoir aidée", fille que je suis!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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Devi considerare "mica" soprattutto come un rafforzativo della negazione, molto simile al "pas" francese. In effetti il mio esempio significa semplicemente "Non ci ha aspettati!" ("mica" serve solo a rafforzare l'idea di negazione).

In alcune espressioni molto informali "mica" è usato senza "non", per esempio "Mica male!" (= "Non male!", quindi "bello", "mi piace") o "mica scemo!" (="non scemo", quindi "furbo"). Il senso di "per caso" è presente solo nel nord Italia e non penso sia accettato nell'italiano standard: un esempio potrebbe essere "mica hai una sigaretta?" (= "Per caso hai una sigaretta?").

Excuse-moi, j'ai oublié un -e :S

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaniedf

Il s'appelle Eragon. Il a quinze ans. Il habite en Alegäsia avec son oncle et sa tante. Il trouve un œuf, d'où viens un dragon. Je l'aime bien parce que mon fils a lu toutes les livres et se trouve très sympa.

Sorry I can't do any more. My french is only level 7 and I'm missing too many words. Give me more time, and I'll try to add more.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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Sure. There is no time limit. Edit your text and add some details whenever you like:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Markmcopc
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Mi personaje más favorito de esta semana es Padre Marrón. En español el nombre se ve cerca de Morón, que es muy apropia, porqué este sacerdote no tiene una apariencia imperiosa. Nadie quien no lo ya ha conocido puede conocer los poderes fantasticos de descubrimiento de él. Su genia es en el conocimiento intimo e triste con la corazón humana, desde que procedan todas cosas feas. Padre Marrón es la creación del autor inglés, G.K. Chesterton.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CHAMPION.DUO
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Cool, have a lingot!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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That's a really good idea! I will surely post something in the next days. Right now have a lingot :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MegaLuigi

Le caractère Je vais parler est Duo. Duo est un hibou. malheureusement Duo âge et le genre est inconnu. Travail de Duo à Duolingo comme une mascotte et guide du débutant gratuitement. Duo rappelle et essayer de faire vous pratiquez tous les jours afin que vous puissiez garder la langue frais en envoyant un courriel à vous si vous les vouliez aussi. duo est un hibou vert avec le bec orange et. Pour Duo personnalité, Duo est alway prêt à aider si il / elle peut et se soucie de vous aider à apprendre la langue que vous apprenez. J'aime Duo en raison de son / sa personnalité et que sans le duo, qui je suis je vais garder heureux I am not really good in French so parts of the article may not make sense and note some is made up. I know it not 125-150 words but can i least get 1-3 lingots if the article is sastifactory was it possible to write the article in your native language?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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(native Canadian French speaker), I'll correct your text, if you don't mind :

Le caractère Je vais parler est Duo.

Le personnage dont je vais parler est Duo.

Duo est un hibou. malheureusement Duo âge et le genre est inconnu.

Duo est un hibou. Malheureusement l'âge et le genre de Duo est inconnu.

Travail de Duo à Duolingo comme une mascotte et guide du débutant gratuitement.

Duo travaille gratuitement à Duolingo comme no "une" here mascotte et guide du débutant. Not entirely sure what you meant here by "gratuitement". He works for free ? That's what I assumed.

Duo rappelle et essayer de faire vous pratiquez tous les jours afin que vous puissiez garder la langue frais en envoyant un courriel à vous si vous les vouliez aussi.

Duo vous rappelle de vous pratiquer tous les jours afin que vous puissiez garder les mots récemment appris dans la langue que vous étudiez frais à votre mémoire en vous envoyant un courriel si vous le voulez. The syntax from this sentence is a bit fuzzy and was a bit hard to correct. I understood well enough what you meant, but it was hard to correct the order of the words and keep the meaning without adding or taking off too much. I changed "les" for "le" to mean the act of sending, which is by default singular (having no proper number or gender), but "le courriel" was already singular anyways.

duo est un hibou vert avec le bec orange et.

Duo est un hibou vert avec le bec orange. You can't end a sentence with "et".

Pour Duo personnalité, Duo est alway prêt à aider si il / elle peut et se soucie de vous aider à apprendre la langue que vous apprenez.

Pour la personnalité de Duo, il I changed its name to "il" to avoid repeating it twice in a row est toujours prêt à aider s'il By default masculine if we don't know the gender of someone/something. peut et il I can't explain why, but it feels better to repeat the pronoun herese soucie de vous aider à apprendre la langue que vous étudiez. Although your sentence was grammatically correct, repeating a word like that makes it less attractive, it sounds muddled.

J'aime Duo en raison de son / sa personnalité et que sans le duo, qui je suis je vais garder heureux

J'aime Duo en raison de sa personnalité In French we make "son" or "sa" agree with the object, not the subject. Since we talk about its "personnalité", which is feminine, there's no confusion here. et parce que sans lui Same reason as before, to limit the repetition. je ne serais pas aussi heureux. That last part was a wild guess since I have no idea what you meant. You can write it in English and I'll give you a better translation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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After reading your text in English, I'll propose this translation for your last sentence :

J'aime Duo pour sa personnalité et parce que sans lui, je ne progresserais pas aussi bien. Je fais donc de mon mieux pour le garder heureux.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Well done (You did it perfectly as to the words limit 120 :D ), Your (delayed) 5 lingots!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MegaLuigi

The character I will talk about is Duo. Duo is an owl. Unfortunately Duo age and gender is unknown. Duo works for Duolingo as a mascot and beginner's guide for free. Duo remind and try to make you practice every day so that you can keep fresh in the language you are learning by sending an email to you if you want him/her to. Duo is a green owl with orange beak . Duo is alway willing to help if he / she can and cares to help you learn the language you are learning. I like Duo because of his / her personality and that without the duo, who I will I keep them happy I am also a little rusty in English if this still doenst make sense

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO
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You did very well! Here's a lingot from me and keep practicing!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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The last sentence is still not quite easy to grasp for me. I thought you were a native English Speaker, what's your native language then ? If it's Spanish or Italian, I can understand those as well and help you with this sentence if you write it in your native language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Another (well-deserved) 5 lingots for you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Polygoth

I will talk to you of a wizard, the most famous wizard ever; Harry Potter! Harry is , on the start, a young teenager, he is 10, his parents are dead and he live at his uncle’s. His cousin and his family mistreats him for a mysterious reason, a great day, a few cards back to Harry but he can read it… Why? Uncle Vernon decide to flee his house with all the family… but a giant named Hagrid found them and learn to Harry the truth: Harry is a wizard and he has to go at the wizards school, Hogwarts. The adventure begins with fights and revelations. Harry’s parents were killed by a dark wizard, Voldemort, who tries now to kill Harry…

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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That was really good! I hope you don't mind me correcting it a bit though (I'm a native speaker). Some of it might be inaccurate, though, if I misinterpret what you mean.

I will be talking about a wizard: Harry Potter, the most famous wizard ever. In the beginning, Harry is a young teenager, ten years old. His parents are dead, so he lives at his uncle's house. His aunt, uncle, and cousin mistreat him for reasons Harry doesn't understand. Then one day, Harry begins to receive letters that he is not allowed to read. Uncle Vernon decides to flee his house along with his family and Harry, but a giant named Hagrid finds them and tells Harry the truth: Harry is a wizard and can go the wizards' school, Hogwarts. The adventure begins with fights and revelations. Harry's parents were killed by the dark wizard Voldemort, who is now trying to kill Harry...

Hope this helps you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Polygoth

Thanks! Moi je suis français donc si je peux vous aider dans votre apprentissage...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Good job! 5 lingots for you:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Polygoth

Thanks!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akshey_nama_7

Alcatraz Smedry is part of an elite family who are rivals to a large organization of evil librarians. He is a teenage boy, with glasses and goes through many adventures from finding his dad, to finding magical objects with extraordinary powers. Alcatraz and his large family of just people help others from going under the influence of the evil librarians, and save multiple worlds from total destruction in the process. Throughout the series, it is shown that glass has special powers which, when made into glasses can help people do extraordinary things. Thus the series mainly revolves around having the most powerful glasses to be made.

THE END!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Good job! 5 lingots for you:) It would be great if a native English speaker could comment on your text as to any mistakes or suggestions:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cupcakes2020
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NO mistakes but American people would not use just as an adjective. Not to be prejudiced, but yeah. I'm just mad because I heard that when someone from FRance came to our school and learned English, their teacher was disgusted by his talking and proclaimed it not to be English, but "American".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

Does all of it have to be french? (my language)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Write it in a language you are learning or you already know:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

I know, but the whole essay whatever it is. can it be french and English?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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You can write it in your mother tongue:) or in the languages you are currently learning:) I will grant you for every text you provide.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

l'hombre manges un pomme rouge. I just wanted to say that statement because i like it. My favorite character is Meghan chase from The iron fey series. Je suis really attached to the series. I also like the hunger games. I like how katniss doesn't like the chat (cat in french) because i love chats. Katniss is very calme (calm) we are kinda alike, because i like the bow and some of the stuff she likes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

i don't know if that was right ...but i did what i could

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Pomme is feminine, and l'homme is singular (verb ends in e), so it'd be "L'homme mange une pomme rouge."

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HUNTERGURL

ohh okay thanks

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO
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May I write it in English? It is my mother tongue, but I am not quite far into Italian enough to write anything worth reading. =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Yes, you may:) If you want, you can implement some sentences in Italian, but this is just an idea:)Good luck.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO
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Okay, here goes.

My favorite book character is Kahlan Amnell from the series "Sword of Truth." She is the female heroine of the entire series.

In the Midlands, she is what is known as a confessor. A confessor has an inner ability that is released into a person whom she touches. After they are touched, they would do anything for her. Loro sono lei. (I hope that's right.) Men have put themselves to the knife for her. The purpose of this power is to extract confessions from prisoners who are deemed or who have confessed to being guilty of the highest degree.

The problem is that she is despised in spite of her powers. Kahlan travels the world as the leader of the Midlands and is ridiculed and feared at every step. She puts on a blank face to hide her problems from others, yet in her eyes can be seen a hurt that no one understands. She is the last. She is alone. Though one day, a man comes across Kahlan in her simple, satin white dress, and they change the world forever.

I look up to this fictional character not only for her strength and beauty, but for her desires. She constantly strives to save her people, and yet, she just wants a normal life and a lover for whom she can share her joys and sadness.

And for the record, Io non sono una farfalla!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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5 lingots:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JennaHO
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Thank you! I had fun with this too! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cupcakes2020
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My favorite book is "Divergent". Tris is my favorite character. She embodies a strong girl that's has many ordeals and problems. She is "as tough as nails," as Tobias says, but she is also very strong inside. Faced with the threat of death multiple times, she still remains strong and somewhat selfless. Despite everything thrown in her way, she manages to have a somewhat normal life, like having best friends and a boyfriend. Tris is an amazing person. Tris dies at the end of the trilogy. I think she should have been resurrected, but her spirit in the book will live forever.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Well done:) 5 lingots

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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Il y a une series des livres de Flavia de Luce. Elle est une jeune fille qui habite a angleterre entre les duex guerres mondials. Elle a onze ans est elle aime chemiques, surtout des poisons. Elle habite dans un petit ville avec son pere et ses deux soeurs anee (older sp?). Sa mere meurt quand elle etait bebe. Elle a un velo qu'elle s'appelle Harriet apres sa mere. Son pere est distant et ses soeurs ne sont pas tres gentilles avec Flavia. Elle est tres intelligente. Elle aide les polices a solver les meurtres. J'aime beaucoup cette character. (I am not done with this yet, but have to quit to get dinner on for my family. I will edit some more.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Here are your 5 lingots:) (sorry for delay)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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Thanks. You have had and acted on a lovely idea. Have some Lingots to keep the work going. I am enjoying what is being written.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Haha me too, people are writing so well and they have such good ideas, excellent imagination. Thanks a lot for the lingots, in fact I have lots of them, but I will surly make good use of them, so thanks again, and take care!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adahad26

Me gusta!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Thank you. The challenge is still open if you would like to write:) Cheers!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Mi piace il personaggio di Mikael Blomkvist dalla serie di romanzi Millenium. È giornalista economico e scrive per denunciare tanto i reati economici di gente d'affari che hanno troppa influenza per farsi attaccare per i altri giornalisti e i politici come i reati misogini. Non è tanto in forma, fuma, mangia della fast food e sembra sopravvivere quasi solo con caffè. È pronto a deviare della legge per fare pagare ai criminali che, altrimenti non sarebbe accusati di niente, ma ha una dedizione senza confine ai suoi amici. Mi piace perché, anche se può essere considerato un supereroe, lui è molto umano, con dei limiti e una coscienza morale che non si vedono spesso in opere di finzione.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Great! Thanks for the article :) 5 lingots

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MegaLuigi

English is my native languages, just I have writing diffuculties with languages,

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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Oh! Well I'm sorry and I hope I didn't insult you with my reply ! Even speaking four-ish languages, I still manage to learn a lot about my own native language here on Duo, while trying to answer questions for French learners and reading answers from other users as well. I learn a lot about English as well, even if I can be considered fluent at a quasi native level. Anyhow, Duo is definitely the right place to improve on languages, be it our own native one or any other offered by the site !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Well said, that is why accept and welcome articles in one's own language, in this case in English, which is not my native tongue so for me it is fine, I even may learn sth new.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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If you do not dare to write in the language you are learning (it is French, isn't it?) , why don't you try to do it in English, I would be interested in reading something by yourself:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Wait, do you have to write in the language you're learning? You do, right?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Preferably yes, in the language you are learning, however, if you do not feel up to doing it in the target language, you can still write in your mother tongue, which still may be beneficial.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Here goes...

J'aime les livres des Harry Potter. J'aime la fille Hermione, elle est sympa. Elle sais il mieux. Elle est joli aussi.

Woo! I didn't even use a dictionary or anything, I am so proud of myself now! Even if my grammar is totally off. Woo!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Though when I said "Elle sais il mieux" I meant how she knows all that stuff and is really good at magic. And when I said "elle est joli aussi", I didn't know how to say 'kind of' or something like that so I just had to put flat-out joli.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeanneordarc
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Oh and I meant 'jolie'. I get those gender things mixed up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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What you meant could be translated to "Elle est la plus savante" (She's the wisest), "C'est elle qui connaît le plus de choses" (It's her who knows the most stuff), "C'est elle qui a le plus de connaissances" (It's her who has the most knowledge), etc.

For "She is kind of pretty", you could say "Elle est plutôt/assez jolie".

Edited : connaît. Thanks Dudly, I typed too fast !
4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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connait (pas de s*) ! :O

You could also make it sound very French-from-France, kind of like "Alors du coup, elle est vachement calée cette nana..."

Hehe. But otherwise, to stick close to your original sentence, I'd say something like "[De son trio d'amis,] C'est elle qui en sait le plus" could maybe kind of work, too.

But at all, good job, jeanneordarc. Feels good, this moment when you start expressing your thoughts in a foreign language, huh? :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
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I believe your translation (C'est elle qui en sait le plus) is the closest to what jeanneordarc tried to express.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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Un de mes personnages préférés des bandes dessinées Disney est Paperinik: le jour, Paperino est un canard considéré comme un incapable par tout le monde; mais, quand le soleil tombe, Paperino se met un masque, un costume et un manteau et il se transforme en un super héro. Il protège la ville de Paperopoli des malfaiteurs grâce à ses accessoires technologiques créés par Archimede, un superbe inventeur: ces gadgets includent des bottes à ressort, une pistole paralisante et autres armes bizarres. Sa voiture aussi cache nombreux dispositifs. Dans les histoires de Paperinik, on le voit combatre avec ennemis très dangereux, mais il arrive toujours a les battre, surtout grâce à son intelligence. J'aime beaucoup Paperinik parce qu'il incarne la vengeange des plus faibles; par la suite, je trouve très charmante la possibilité de vivre une deuxième vie et avoir une double identité.

It would be nice if a native speaker would correct this text: I will offer 5 lingots for that :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Note: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperino_Paperotto
That being said, you talk about Paperinik/Paperino. Is it because he changes his name when he changes his identity?

Un de mes personnages préférés des bandes dessinées Disney est Paperinik. Le jour, Paperino est un canard considéré comme un incapable par tout le monde; mais, quand le soleil tombe, Paperino se met un masque, un costume et un manteau et il se transforme en super-héros. Il protège la ville de Paperopoli des malfaiteurs grâce à ses accessoires technologiques créés par Archimède, un superbe inventeur. Ces gadgets incluent: des bottes à ressort, un pistolet paralysant et d'autres armes bizarres. Sa voiture aussi cache de nombreux dispositifs. Dans les histoires de Paperinik, on le voit combattre des [note: on se bat avec quelqu'un, mais on combat quelqu'un] ennemis très dangereux, mais il arrive (ou: parvient) toujours à les battre, surtout grâce à son intelligence. J'aime beaucoup Paperinik parce qu'il incarne la vengeance des plus faibles; par ailleurs (sounds more natural than 'Par la suite'), je trouve très charmante la possibilité de vivre une deuxième vie et d'avoir une double identité.

I shortened a few sentences so that they had one main idea/sentence. It felt more fluid this way, but maybe that's just me...!

Try mine out too! I have no idea how to make people see it more without annoying them, but here, I'd consider it better payment than the five lingots you proposed if you could check this out: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2248605 ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/d.batta
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Merci beaucoup, en particulier pour ton explication du verbe combatre. Et oui, Paperino est le nom italien de Donald Duck!

Je vais sans doute partéciper à ton Writing Challenge, ce genre d'exercices est parfait pour améliorer la connaissance de la langue!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Combattre! Considering in Italian it's 'combattere', you have really no excuse for forgetting the second T! & Participer.
Other than this, happy to hear. I'll be glad to give you suggestions if you write your text in French over there too! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Very good! 5 lingots for you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EssexYaYa

J'aime la fille Maka. Maka est une fille dans une animé Japonais. La animé Japonais nom est 'Soul Eater'. Elle est une fille américaine. Elle est une fille blonde. Elle est Jolie et forte. Maka est jeune. Elle porte une jupe rouge et une chemise blanche. Elle travaille avec elle partenaire et ami, Soul. Elle est étudiante dans la académie de Décès. Elle apprend beaucoup. Maka aime écrire et lit beaucoup. Elle a un livre et un appartement avec sa partenaire, Soul. Avec ce livre elle frappe Soul. C'est drôle. Dans la appartement de Maka et Soul, Maka dort et mange. J'aime Maka à cause caractéristiques de elle. Elle est drôle, jolie, forte et intelligente. Elle est un enfant seul. Elle a un père et une mère.

My French is bad! Je suis désolé!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dudly
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Le nom de l'anime japonais est "Soul Eater" because it's "un anime" (genre=masculin), and to say "The anime's name is", since we don't have this structure, you have to transpose it to a structure like : "The name of the anime is" (le nom de l'anime est) Note that whether it's feminine or masculine, we cut the letter in front of a vowel (l'anime, pas le anime)

Elle travaille avec son partenaire et ami, Soul. She works with her partner; what you wrote would have the same problem in English, as you wrote "she works with she partner and friend".

L'académie : same as before. If the article le/la is followed by a vowel, it becomes l'

"J'aime Maka à cause caractéristiques de elles" I think you mean something like "J'aime Maka à cause de ses caractéristiques"

This is the obvious stuff, but to compose a long text (and this counts) is a very cool achievement for someone who says not to be good in French! Don't be sorry, feel proud! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EssexYaYa

MERCI! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Good! 5 lingots:) (I like that you considered the words limit, that is, that you wrote a lot with your current level) And I see that you even received the correction:) Nice of dudly:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kalexbro

Carlisle Cullen is a compassionate doctor who has to overcome his desire for blood. He started out working with the Volturi and once he realized they were corrupt, left Italy for America. During his stay, he found many of the soon to be Cullens near death, and turned them into vampires. Carlisle has had many regrets about turning the Cullens, but is constantly told that valuable lives would have been lost had he not save them. Dr. Cullen is blond, has amber colored eyes, and sparkles in the sunlight. He is my hero because he constantly trying to overcome his desire for blood, and doesn't just accept his fate. (This character is from Twilight for those of you who don't recognize him.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101
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Very good:) 5 lingots for you.

This is, I think, the first character in the whole thread that I know, as I have read the books:) As with all the authors of articles here, I hope there will be a native speaker who will comment on your article with reference to any mistakes. I'm glad you decided to describe this character and not making it up:)

4 years ago