"La couleur rouge"

Translation:The color red

March 17, 2014

113 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stopbeingsoanno

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

November 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/henmcb

Je suis Anglais, donc je l'écris "colour" aussi.

July 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bandersnatchius

Hahaha. Je suis Américain, je l'écris "COLOR" sans le "u".

:)

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Typo3000

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

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OmarKhadin

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

April 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eneagrama

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

June 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brisken101

Je suis Anglais aussi.

January 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cey889

Hi, why did you say 'l'écris' instead of 'j'écris' ? :)

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

March 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Emmett705338

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

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnthonyChi116721

That was very helpful, thanks.

June 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kimi857086

Merci beacoup!!!

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kimi857086

COLOUR, not color (english)

August 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joey0926

Color is how you spell it in the US

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobinLakay

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

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Philifx

;)

October 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yannajoven1

Me too

January 2, 2016

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

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

July 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slackbeard

australienne :p

July 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elliottdooley

Je suis Aussie aussi! Ha

July 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bandersnatchius

Je suis Américain.

May 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShrutiMishra

Je suis Indienne est je l'écris aussi!

April 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vlasce0

Je suis romanne

January 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Philifx

De Roumanie ? => Roumain => Roumaine. De Rome ? => Romain => Romaine

January 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sachriine

J'ai aussi canadienne

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duo149

Je suis canadienne aussi!

April 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Philifx

je suis française

September 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bandersnatchius

Je suis Américain. Vive les États-Unis!

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomboysquirrel

Moi aussi! ♫Oooohhh Caaaanadaa...♪

October 25, 2015

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

Daccord.... Je suis canadienne aussi..

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonL44

moi aussi

February 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/randomgirl456

yeah me too

October 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahSalaz11

Same here

May 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crazy_plant_lady

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

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eamondaly2

Duolingo has a typo in it's answer! It is spelt 'colour' If we are speaking English let's have the answer in English not American!

October 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raemwright

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

August 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunnyshineee

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

August 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/goldanred

In French Immersion we called it franglais!

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/snarang1

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

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SundownOftheEast

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

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aishwerya

Are colors also feminine?

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArmorUp

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^^

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larkin29

Masculine form of blue is bleu, not blu.

April 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamaleen

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

August 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

October 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IAMNOTTHERE

yes

September 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilly116944

No that is only in Spanish

October 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GloriaMens

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

January 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ayase-chan

I think it would be "la couleur rouge"

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Philifx

Thats it.

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bandersnatchius

"La couleur rouge"

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aelfwig

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

October 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gleaminggold

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

June 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shreddna

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

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/itz_Euphoria

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

August 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Schanza1597

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

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Beckonboard

It's colour

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jbowmast

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

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

August 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

Actually, Duolingo accepts both "color" and "colour".

August 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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 :)

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

August 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hackneyduo

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

November 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bleupietrafeso

i spell my name in he masculen (bleu)

January 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iamthebatmann

I thought it said the alcohol is red.

April 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/caroeDavid

is it color or colour?

June 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samarjeets4

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

January 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/javanlam01

je suis Hong Kongais

September 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bandersnatchius

Comme Jackie Chan! (lol)

March 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.

December 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lc-r

Another example, I got the answer wrong for putting 'crisps' instead of chips, because of this whole chips/crisps bonanza.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lc-r

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?

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Philifx

Toutes les orthographes américaines. (Merci la chieuse)

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tusharshivan

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

December 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samarjeets4

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

January 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChipChik1

Weepie!!! The colour red!!!!

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mackenziem814891

I was at 6% fluent now im at 3

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gunce1

le pantolon rouge, c'est la France

February 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/agrippina2007

i spell ''couleur'' color

March 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AutumnDD

Non je suis rouge

May 24, 2016

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

Lol

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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"?

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Taybay75

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

August 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sofia551137

.

September 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KLZX121

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

November 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelPineda1

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

November 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HowardWigg

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

November 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TerryGao0

I was right

November 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tharunja123

it's colour in canada...

April 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Typo3000

No one argued against that!

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

April 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niki_jayawardane

je suis srilanka j'aime la francais

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niki_jayawardane

bonjourrrrrrrrr! lets learn french

June 7, 2017

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

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

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samantha81875

Very very easy one

July 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Waveitgirl

Colour man

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maren880216

i am doomed

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiegoFigue530026

This is the same answer as you have as correct

October 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diamond20000

bla bla bla

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caragh_qxeen

I spelt it write and still said wrong

November 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KelliKelli34

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

November 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/romanoffgirl

Who is red? :) points at photo and name yay history pun

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zoey260133

the question is right,and its saying its not

November 22, 2017

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

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

January 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thequantumforge

Rouge - la flamme de la colère...

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janet704750

Colour should be accepted.

February 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenShutt1

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

March 3, 2018

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

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

March 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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!

August 11, 2018

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