"Ils écrivent leurs lettres."

Translation:They write their letters.

February 6, 2013



How does one know if it be letter or letters? plural or not?

February 6, 2013


You can't know, only the context would tell you more.

February 6, 2013


You always have such good advice, Sitesurf.

July 12, 2016


Since "ils" comes before a word starting with a vowel, I.e. "écrivent," the "s" in "ils" is not silent and can be heard if you listen closely. Otherwise it's like others have said, and you have to rely on the context of the sentence.

April 30, 2016


Look at the spelling. That should tell you whether it is singular or plural.

January 27, 2016


"Ils écrivent leurs lettres." is what I wrote (omitting the accent) but I was also told my answer was incorrect.

November 20, 2014


I wrote the same. I got it wrong, but my answer is the same as the answer given here. A bug?

April 1, 2015


I was surprised when I got this question right because I wasn't sure whether it was le or leurs.

December 21, 2013


It could not be "le" since "lettre" is feminine (la)

December 21, 2013


For anyone else having problem distinguishing the audio, I just realized that you need to play both speeds. The slow speed seems to be off in many cases, unfortunately up until just now that is the one I had been relying on...

February 20, 2014


I can never tell the difference between "les" and "leurs".

June 18, 2013


les sounds a bit like lay and leurs sounds a bit like hers with an L instead of H

September 4, 2013


Isn't 'they are writing them letters' right???

July 31, 2014


they are writing them letters (= to them) = ils/elles leur écrivent des lettres.

April 1, 2015


Yes and no. It's technically bad English, but you'd be clearly understood by anyone fluent in English.

May 27, 2016


Oh come on, i missed the y in they as a typo, and it thought i was wrong ._.

April 12, 2015


That can be quite annoying, but I think that the way it works is that if you for example miss out a letter which changes the word into a new word, then it marks you wrong. Very annoying :(. But that's why you have to thoroughly check your answers before pressing enter. Bonne chance!

October 21, 2015


What would be the correct translation for "They are writing their letters"?

July 28, 2015


It wAs only a transient mistake, thank you very much

July 4, 2016


Got it wrong, said i didnt write "lettres" in plural form, but i totally did...

August 17, 2016


Are you sure your possessive was "leurs" with an S?

August 20, 2016
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