The lady keeps talking about some girl called "Estelle". (I think the computer is confusing "Est" as in "East" with "est" as in "is", and pronouncing the "s".)
there are 3 forms of interrogative sentences in French
- Ta jupe est-elle très différente ? this is the formal, academic and written form. The subject noun (jupe) starts the question and it is repeated with the matching pronoun (elle) in the Verb-Subject inversion.
- Est-ce que ta jupe est très différente ? this is the standard form, commonly used in speech and writing. Easy to use, it starts with "est-ce que" (pron. eskuh) then the sentence is built as in the affirmative form (subject + verb).
- Ta jupe est très différente ? this is informal, and used in speech: in writing you just add the question mark and in speech, you simply raise your voice on the last part.
Is " Ta chapeu est-il très différente ?" right? Please tell me if I was wrong.
As I said earlier, "ton chapeau est-il ?" is the formal interrogative construction.
No specific reason for that, you just have to learn that "is your hat?" translates to "ton chapeau est-il ?".
You can use "very" or "too": It's too much; it's too cold..... Perhaps you could say "Your skirt is very different from mine", or something similar, but not just "very different"
Very and too are not synonymous, too means "more than needed/wanted", very means "more than normal".
You can also simply say different, it does not need to take a preposition. Very different alone does sound odd, but that is not the same as being incorrect.
Now that I'm studying French here I've started to analyze my native language and I'm finding that I often stray from formal, "correct" construction in casual language.
"really" (réellement) is not exactly "very" (très)
And there is no apposition (noun phrase + comma) in the French construction of that question.
Sure it does! "I'm in the wedding party, but I'm worried that my skirt is different than the others'." (reply) "Ta jupe est-elle très différente ?"
Please read the above explanations about the various interrogative constructions in French.
Thanks for the "three forms of the interrogative" answer. Shouldn't we be prepared for this unusual form with a lesson?
There is a whole Skill (unit) titled "Questions" + Tips and Notes + thousands of comments on the forums. Since you are level 25, you could not miss them.