Can "position" be used figuratively? e.g., La position du president sur la loi était...
I do believe, a previous sentence I had said "His position is becoming difficult". Which I'd assume would be that case. When in doubt, go to the dictionary!
I got it wrong the first time because I wrote singular, "Ce position n'existe pas." How can one tell the difference (other than context) - they sound the same to me?
I'm so confused, what does "positions" mean? What sort of positions? How do I use this word? Why can't Duolingo come up with sentences with more context?
Just like positions in English... maybe positions in a company, positions on a sports team, positions of a satellite.
The context is, you're getting testy with someone who's giving you directions. :D
Because "ces" can be "those" or "these", just like "ce" can be "this" or "that".
If you were doing a listen-and-write exercise, "ses" should have been accepted. Report it if it comes up again.
Yeah, that's what I did. Maybe it would have come up if I had done the exercises all over again, but I was mainly refreshing my previously learned lessons.
There are many valid possibilities for "positions". Take a look: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/translate/french-english/position
Shouldn't "these positions are nonexistent" also be an accepted translation?
"c'est position n'existe pas" sounds exactly the same. how would i even know the difference? sigh...
You are right but "this is position don't exists" doesnt make any sense. If anything it would have been "C'est la position qui n'existe pas".
"exit" and "exist" together should not be in the same list of boxes (in questions type where u have to arange boxes of words to make a translation) because they look very similar and tricky.
How can I tell the difference between the pronunciation of "Ces positions n'existent pas" and "Se positions n'existent pas."
Wait, would this apply in sports? If you said 'I am a midshooter in football' obviously that doesnt exist so .....
ok, so i went out on a limb here and put: 'these positions are not available'. Why was my answer marked wrong? I remember doing a seperate exercise somewhere, and i found out that 'ca existe' can mean 'it is available'. So, to put his in context: let's say we are talking about football positions, and one asks about a position that's nolonger available because someone else has alrady filled it. Would it be incorrect to tell them 'cette position n'exist plus'? Any thoughts..