Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/DAR65

Il a prévu ça pour se soir

The DL translation for this is: 'He expected the start to be tonight' This sounds impossibly idiomatic. Is it actually true to life? How would ça become 'the start'? What about 'le début'?

Thanks.

4 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Khaur
Khaur
  • 15
  • 13
  • 11
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3

There is nothing referring to a start in that sentence. Even expect seems a bit weird here. The most natural translation IMO is "He planned it for tonight".

PS: it's "ce soir", not "se"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DAR65

Thanks. That makes me feel a lot better! (Se soir is probably my transcription/homophone error).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
BastouXII
  • 22
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 9
  • 8
  • 2

I would have said it : "He expected it for tonight".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DAR65

Or, perhaps simply 'that'?

Merci.

Does anyone at Duolingo monitor responses like this, and act upon them?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
BastouXII
  • 22
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 9
  • 8
  • 2

I'm not sure if someone monitors the actual discussions. What worked for me is typing an answer I was sure was right, getting an error and pressing the report option : "my answer should have been accepted" without necessary leaving a comment. Three times I got an e-mail saying my answer was now accepted, so this way definitely works.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DAR65

Ah! I mostly do Duolingo on my iPhone. I do not remember seeing an error-reporting system on there, so I did not know that there was one. I shall have to shift to the computer sometimes.

Merci beaucoup.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII
BastouXII
  • 22
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 9
  • 8
  • 2

I think there is (well, I don't know to which extent the iOS version is different from the Android one that I use). When you make an error, there's a small red and white message box with the accepted answer and an icon shaped like a flag, click it and choose the option that I mentioned earlier.

4 years ago