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"Light?"

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2/10/2013, 7:17:42 PM

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How could I infer the gender of the adjective here?

2/10/2013, 7:17:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jsh
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If it is unknown, you use masculine.

2/12/2013, 7:30:38 PM

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That's what I did. Legere (accents) is the feminine form, right?

2/12/2013, 8:29:03 PM

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Masculine: léger Feminine: légère

2/12/2013, 8:30:29 PM

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Right. So back to my question: why is the feminine correct here?

2/12/2013, 8:34:50 PM

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Oh; I see. I typed it as masculine, and it was also marked "correct". :)

In general, though, if you are talking about a group of mixed-gender objects or people, or if it is unknown, you use the masculine.

2/12/2013, 8:37:47 PM

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That makes sense - I mean, it's the same as in Spanish. Maybe it was a bug in the answer key, or maybe I'm misremembering what I saw - but I don't think that's the case.

Thanks.

2/12/2013, 8:40:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Peter.Parada

What is means that I´am light?

2/26/2013, 6:24:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/e1morgan

What if I'm asking for a light? (for my cigarette)

3/1/2013, 9:19:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pinklet

If I have an international keyboard on a Windows 7 computer, how would I get è? I know an apostrophe and an e gets é but how do I get it the other way?

3/5/2013, 12:40:43 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/oshie
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I think, you can find these characters in the symbol case

3/6/2013, 2:49:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Duomail
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For me it's on the right of the "P" key. Also either combinations "ALT+138" or "ALT+0232".

3/17/2013, 5:42:15 PM
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