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"La couleur rouge"

Translation:The color red

4 years ago

112 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stopbeingsoanno

je suis Canadienne . (So I also spell it colour :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/henmcb
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Je suis Anglais, donc je l'écris "colour" aussi.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bandersnatchius
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Hahaha. Je suis Américain, je l'écris "COLOR" sans le "u".

:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Typo3000

"Sans" doesn't require a definite article after it (sans le "u" -> sans "u").

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OmarKhadin

Ah ! But in Russia you can have any Colour you want ....as long as 'it is in Red' ...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eneagrama

Hii Hii je suis Espagnol et je l'écris moi aussiCOLOR

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brisken101

Je suis Anglais aussi.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cey889
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Hi, why did you say 'l'écris' instead of 'j'écris' ? :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alhazar21

Direct object pronoun. The 'l' elides with 'écris' because 'é' is a vowel and the 'l' refers to the word 'colour' that stopbeingsoanno said.

So Bandersnatchius is basically saying "I spell 'colour/it' 'colour' as well".

E.g. In English, Do you know 'the song' ? Yes, I know 'it' but in French you have the pronoun 'it' before the verb.

Est-ce que tu connais "la chanson"? "Oui, je la connais" (literally "Yes, I it know")

So to avoid repetition you replace the noun with the pronoun le/la/les/l' (depending on the gender, if it's plural or before a word starting with a vowel. Le - him/it La - her/it Les - them

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emmett705338

that's the best explanation I've ever seen for this! cudos! Lingot for you :P

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyChi116721

That was very helpful, thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimi857086

Merci beacoup!!!

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimi857086

COLOUR, not color (english)

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobinLakay

Je suis sud-africaine. I also spell it colour :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philifx
Philifx
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;)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yannajoven1

Me too

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anime-Fan

Je suis australliene(?) I'm Australian, so it's 'colour' for me, too. Did I get the feminine form of 'Australian' right?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slackbeard
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australienne :p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elliottdooley

Je suis Aussie aussi! Ha

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bandersnatchius
Bandersnatchius
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Je suis Américain.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ShrutiMishra

Je suis Indienne est je l'écris aussi!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vlasce0

Je suis romanne

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philifx
Philifx
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De Roumanie ? => Roumain => Roumaine. De Rome ? => Romain => Romaine

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sachriine

J'ai aussi canadienne

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duo149
duo149
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Je suis canadienne aussi!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philifx
Philifx
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je suis française

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bandersnatchius
Bandersnatchius
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Je suis Américain. Vive les États-Unis!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tomboysquirrel

Moi aussi! ♫Oooohhh Caaaanadaa...♪

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hi.LeaDIY

Daccord.... Je suis canadienne aussi..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonL44

moi aussi

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/randomgirl456

yeah me too

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahSalaz11

Same here

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Crazy_plant_lady

Bonjour! Je suis Indienne (did I get the feminine form for Indian right?) and I spell it colour too ^_^

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JadeWatson.

Is there anyway of changing the default language to UK English (as opposed to US) Keeps bugging me by changing trousers to pants and colour to color.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/raemwright

And not accepting culotte as a translation of pants! Pants will never be trousers! never!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sunnyshineee

And I typed "La colour red". I'm speaking Frenglish!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goldanred

In French Immersion we called it franglais!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/snarang1

Why do I hear La couleur est rouge --- why is there an e sound when it is just couleur rouge?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SundownOftheEast

yes, is this an error or what did we get wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aishwerya
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Are colors also feminine?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ArmorUp
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Red-rouge, blue-bleue, yellow-jaune, green-verte.. Feminine. .

Green-vert, blue-blu, masculine. .

Hope this helps some^^ Still figuring out the rest for myself^^

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Larkin29
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Masculine form of blue is bleu, not blu.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jamaleen

Colours are adjectives. But here the word "couleur" itself is feminine.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Emmett705338

Colours are adjectives, not nouns, so they don't have a grammatical gender of their own. It changes to match/agree with the noun. Un arbre vert ou une chemise verte.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IAMNOTTHERE

yes

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilly116944

No that is only in Spanish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GloriaMens

How would you say "the red colour" in french?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ayase-chan
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I think it would be "la couleur rouge"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philifx
Philifx
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Thats it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bandersnatchius
Bandersnatchius
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"La couleur rouge"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aelfwig
Aelfwig
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I hate it when it shows the American flag for 'English'. Surely it should be the Union Jack or even the cross of St. George!!! English-England, in UK ;p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gleaminggold

love your pic JElvey12 looks like a dog from a movie I watch

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shreddna

"The colour red" doesn't even count as a typo. What's up with that?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/itz_Euphoria

The red colour... that's what I was taught. Instead of saying the colour red. But I guess both are right.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Schanza1597

"The red colour" is a better translation than "the colour red."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Beckonboard

It's colour

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbowmast

Not universally no. In Canada it's spelled colour. In the US it's spelled color. It just depends where you are

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Epazoj

Duolingo uses American English, which spells color without the letter u. Colour is the correct spelling in British English and some other national varieties.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee
ThanKwee
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Actually, Duolingo accepts both "color" and "colour".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jamaleen

I've found it accepts ’colour' in one language set, but more than once it has rejected it in another set. It's happened with a few other words or phrases too. Not a big deal now I've realised I have to speak US to it :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Epazoj

Sure, but Duolingo prefers American English, hence the color instead of colour translation at the top of the page. I believe that is what Beckonboard was responding too.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hackneyduo

Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh! I forgot how to spell colour and I lost my life!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bleupietrafeso

i spell my name in he masculen (bleu)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iamthebatmann

I thought it said the alcohol is red.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caroeDavid

is it color or colour?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EthanTown

Color in US English. Colour in most other English speaking countries. So either one is a valid spelling.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samarjeets4

In english it ia colour and french it is couleur without any doubt i am sure about it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dfg_dfg

je suis Hong Kongais

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bandersnatchius
Bandersnatchius
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Comme Jackie Chan! (lol)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeGabriels

Beside each language you can learn on this app, there is a country's flag to show you from what country the language you are learning is from. Beside English is the American flag, so you are learing Amercan English. Which means you don't use, "colour, favourite, flavour, etc." Don't get frustrated when Australian/British English is counted wrong.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lc-r
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Another example, I got the answer wrong for putting 'crisps' instead of chips, because of this whole chips/crisps bonanza.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lc-r
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Néanmoins, je suis anglais (comme beaucoup des autres ici), donc je parle l'anglais. Pas l'anglais-americain, vous voyez? Comment est-ce que je sais tous les orthographes americains? Vous voyez le problème?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Philifx
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Toutes les orthographes américaines. (Merci la chieuse)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tusharshivan

"The colour is red" isn't that correct?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/samarjeets4

No because is not there in the question. Question is the red colour and after translating we get la couleur rouge

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChipChik1

Weepie!!! The colour red!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mackenziem814891

I was at 6% fluent now im at 3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gunce1
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le pantolon rouge, c'est la France

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/agrippina2007

i spell ''couleur'' color

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AutumnDD

Non je suis rouge

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AshShaikh.

Lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dusk93

is there a reason that he pronounces "rouge" with a sort of schwa at the beginning? is this standard for all words beginning with "r" or only those that follow a word ending in "r"?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taybay75

Je suis Américain, je l'écris "color" et "colour"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sofia551137

.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KLZX121

it should accept colour without giving another answer as it is the same thing

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelPineda1

i am from america england is awesome though FRANCE ISNT!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HowardWigg

It sounds like he is saying, "uh-ran-geh." So I typed Orange. So wrong.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TerryGao0

I was right

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tharunja123

it's colour in canada...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Typo3000

No one argued against that!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yankeesrawesome

AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA ENGLAND AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA AMERICA

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niki_jayawardane

je suis srilanka j'aime la francais

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/niki_jayawardane

bonjourrrrrrrrr! lets learn french

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fatima.Myrtle

The color red or the red color? Could this sentence be translated as both of these?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sNBZwL8h

I answered "The red paint" and it was wrong, "you used the wrong word" and the answer should be "The red color," but 'couleur' can also be "paint." Why is my answer "The red paint" wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samantha81875

Very very easy one

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Waveitgirl

Colour man

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Maren880216

i am doomed

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DiegoFigue530026

This is the same answer as you have as correct

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/diamond20000

bla bla bla

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caragh_qxeen

I spelt it write and still said wrong

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KelliKelli34

je suis canadienne, donc l'ecris "colour".

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyFokker
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Who is red? :) points at photo and name yay history pun

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zoey260133

the question is right,and its saying its not

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/2G00D

i got the right but it says it wrong what the heck??!!!?!?!?

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thequantumforge

Rouge - la flamme de la colère...

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Janet704750

Colour should be accepted.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenShutt1

Colour is the way we spell it in UK, not US spelling

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mister.Ed

when describing the colour one would say "the colour is red" or silmply just "red"

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pam520742

Good job this was written as well as vocalised! Listen hard as I try, to the gentleman who is talking, I can't decipher the last word. If I had to just guess it would have wrote bleu not rouge. Terrible recording!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterRobin153588

It is outrageous that the proper spelling in English of colour is not accepted. Much of Duolingo is blighted by only offering American English for it's answers. This must jar very badly with very many English users!

6 days ago

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