1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: French
  4. >
  5. "Nos manteaux"

"Nos manteaux"

Translation:Our coats

February 9, 2013

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoreViolas

We call them jackets, not coats, where I'm from in the U.S. Please add this synonym.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

In French, "a jacket" = une veste or un blouson (short "coat").


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ValerianaCoyote

yes, i put jackets and it was marked incorrect. seems silly. usually duo is pretty good about synonyms and even misspellings.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sean.mullen

Huh? I'm from the U.S. as well, but jackets are thinner and lighter than coats. I've never met another American or visited any American store that treated them the same, except in the case of formal wear, maybe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mme.magique

I've never heard of any difference between jacket and coat. Maybe its regional but where im from they are exactly the same thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

It does not matter if you use them interchangeably, as long as you can learn and memorize that French people do not use "une veste" to refer to "un manteau".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kay____

does the pronunciation of manteaux and manteau differ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

No, it is the same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmySison-B

I couldn't hear any difference


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

The difference is in the possessive: notre manteau vs nos manteaux


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duinsophie

Couldn't it still be "our coat" vs "our coats"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lebowskii98

Whose coat is that jacket!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JudyGoldich

I used "our overcoats" and was told no.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

I added it, thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chataros

Sounds more like "Ne mentons"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d10MplTj

At full speed the voicing sounds to me like "mes". Only at slow speed could I hear "nos"

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.