"Nos manteaux"

Translation:Our coats

February 9, 2013

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MoreViolas

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

October 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

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

October 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ValerianaCoyote

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

February 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/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".

January 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kay____

does the pronunciation of manteaux and manteau differ?

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

No, it is the same

February 9, 2013

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

I couldn't hear any difference

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

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

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/duinsophie

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

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lebowskii98

Whose coat is that jacket!

August 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JudyGoldich

I used "our overcoats" and was told no.

October 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

I added it, thanks.

October 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/chataros

Sounds more like "Ne mentons"

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/d10MplTj

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

February 6, 2019
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