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"You read the newspaper."

Translation:Vous lisez le journal.

February 10, 2013

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

why doesn't "lisez vous le journal" count?


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

Because "lisez-vous le journal ?" is a question (with hyphen and question mark)


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

ah it must have been the hyphen, as i had the question mark when i originally answered.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raiko17

I thought Vous an Tu could be translated to you


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

yes: "tu lis" or "vous lisez" both translate "you read".


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

Why wouldn't "Tu as lu le journal" also be accepted for "You read the newspaper" as in English it could either be present or past as there is no context.


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

When there is no context, there is no alternative, you have to translate present with present, both ways.


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

But if it is presented as "You read the newspaper" there is absolutely no way of knowing if it is present or past.


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

Lisez, lisont, lit ,lis

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