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

"Un animal mange une pomme noire."

February 4, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tiffaninini

NO SPARKY, NO!

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bschrock

Spit that out!

June 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ardentllama

One of the check choices was 'An animal eats a black girl'. I had a hearty chuckle.

July 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeeza

d├ęgueulasse

June 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Malichabel

:QQQQ its a rotten apple XD stupid animal

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scorge90

mhhhhhhh..,I love black APPLES

June 22, 2013

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

"An animal eats a black apple". I've never seen black apples, must be some french variety.

February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Not that I am aware of. This color adjective has been chosen by Duolingo for you to learn how to agree adjectives in gender and number:

  • masc sing: noir
  • masc. plural : noirs
  • feminine sing: noire
  • feminine plural: noires
February 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel66E

I was a little put off by the black apple and ended up typing in animal twice instead of apple. Having said that my mistake and these comments have brought to my attention the different spellings of noire which I hadn't noticed. Does it happen with any other colours?

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Generally, like other adjectives, colors agree with the noun they qualify. However, there are exceptions, when the color is also a noun refering to a real thing (ex: marron=chestnut).

please read also: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_inv.htm

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel66E

Thank you.

February 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/knuppel

I wrote "pomme noir" by accident and they said I was correct. I believe I was not. Right?

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

You are right and Duo is wrong: pomme being feminine, its adjectives will be feminine as well.

March 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/09ALEX355

duolingo has an obsession with things eating black apples, oranges, bread, other animals and humans

July 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

As I already commented, "noir" is a convenient adjective for early learners to understand how gender and number agreements are built. Many other adjectives are exceptions, but I agree with you, some variants could be welcome, like adjective "vert, verte, verts, vertes" which agrees exactly like "noir, noire, noirs, noires".

July 10, 2013
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