"Quelles sont mes recettes ?"
Translation:Which are my recipes?
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I just did. Unfortunately even though I managed to get "Quelles sont" and assumed there Must be Mes,Les but I could hear well enough that it certainly wouldn't be Des (definitely no "D" there) and went for Mes (so far so good) I typed in "Rosettes" as it says "Type what you hear" which blew my cunning plan. After many listenings afterwards I began to hear "Recettes". Its put the fear of Christ into me for when I'm introduced to "Rosettes". :)
Oh Gawd blimey sitesurf. I am very into horses and when they win things they are awarded a Rosette (a kind of silk flower combined with a medal). I shall avoid horse shows in France because I'll end up fighting the horse for the Rossette. This must be the source of Duo's L'homme combats le cheval lesson?
I think the voice is fine - it's just my inability to recognise 'recettes' instead of 'mes roses faitres" !! (which of course made absolutely NO sense at all in English OR French!! 'o) but it said type in what I hear!! and THAT was what I heard!!
Now that I KNOW we're talking about recipes and not "doing roses" in some grammatically inaccurate way, however…. it makes PERFECT sense! and sounds just like what it actually says.. 'o)
"lesquelles sont mes recettes", similarly to "lequel est ton chien" implies a choice: "which among these recipes are mine?" and "which one among these dogs is yours?" are the respective meanings.
And the answers to such questions may different:
- quelle est ma recette ? je fais toujours bouillir d'abord et j'épluche ensuite (what is your recipe? I always boil first then I peel off)
- lesquelles sont mes recettes ? ce sont celles qui sont écrites à la main (which are my recipes? they are the handwritten ones).
As you can see, the difference is very slim, for lack of proper context...
Honestly, there is not much difference in meaning between "which are my recipes?" / "quelles sont mes recettes ?", "quelles recettes sont à moi ?" and "lesquelles sont mes recettes ? The latter has a higher emphasis on the choice among many, like "which ones of these recipes are mine?".
In English there is a difference I can explain: "What are my recipes" is an ambiguous, unclear, or rather overly open question and implies, if anything, the finished dishes' names or descriptions. "Which are my recipes" seems to ask which of the recipes in a list of them are mine.
Well here is a very basic and lay answer as a start. Quel and Quelle = what/which (applied to masculine or feminine nouns respectively). Lequel, Laquelle = which one (applied to masculine or feminine noun respectively) and Lesquels/lesquelles = which ones (applied to masculine and feminine gender plural nouns respectively). This is very basic, there is much more to it than that but it is a place to start from.
OK, Dale. My Collins Robert also gives many definitions and Recipe is the first. That is page 813 of 2285. Collins Robert is what Duo works from, as do many universities around the world. This is by no means a "Put Down" on the excellent Harraps (No apostrophe) dictionary. Only as a pointer to which this course works from. Cordial, JJ.