I put down "that represents a woman" and was marked correctly and given "that shows a woman" as another possible answer. I was wondering what's the proper context for this sentence? My interpretation is more along the lines of symbolism "this flower represents a woman" where as the alternative doesn't quite make sense. can someone explain how it's suppose to be used?
Par example: "Cette photo représente une femme" = This photo shows/depicts a woman.
My understanding is that motrer is closer to the "present" meaning of show, while représenter is the "represent" meaning.
I think it's more like: Montrer = to show, display; Représenter = to depict
I have no idea what this means or when we would ever use it. Really I can't see using this verb at all....
think about the cave men and their drawings: an idea? or Picasso, as david said.
I see now at the top it says "shows" and it gave me "represents" as the translation.
They are pronounced the same, but one is a pronoun, and the other is a possessive adjective. Based on context you can deduce which one is used. It's sort of like "their", and "there" in English. For a given sentence you can deduce which one I'm using based on the rest of the sentence.
Dudes and dudettes, these sentences are meant to teach us grammar and vocabulary. Why wonder when and where we can use the exact sentence?