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

"Ton chat est noir, tes chiens sont noirs."

February 10, 2013

21 Comments


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

Shouldn't it be "chat", pronounced without the "t"?


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

Masculine "un chat" is pronounced SHA Feminine "une chatte" is pronounced SHATT


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

but here, in this very "chat" , there is a "t".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Remy
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There is an audio problem in this sentence, that we'll fix as soon as possible. Thanks!


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

Are comma splices allowed in french, or are we just ignoring that rule?


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

This sentence was built for you to see the difference between singular and plural. Therefore, to split the two parts, Duo has used a comma. I could have been a semi-column or a full stop, or any other sign meant to just make a break between the two parts.


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

What is the difference in pronunciation between chiens and chiennes?


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

Thank you.

I can really hear the difference on Google Translate.

I wonder if the Duo robot is so clear.


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

it sure sounded like "chatte" to me!


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

You are right and the Voice is definitely wrong!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Remy
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Thanks guys! We'll fix this audio problem as soon as possible.


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

annoyed at the comma splicing


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

Difficult to hear the difference between 'des' and 'tes'.


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

I could not tell the differences between "chiens sont noirs" and "chiennes sont noires". I hope my ear improves!


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

maybe try "chien, chienne" on Google/Translate to better hear the difference


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

is it just me, or is everything always black?


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

because "noir, noire, noirs, noires" is an adjective that is easy to use for grammar purposes. As you can see, all gender and number forms are different.

that is not the case for many other color adjectives.

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