are watches called "montre" in french because you often show them to people?
I'm guessing the reason is: In English, you use a watch to watch the time, and in French, a watch shows you the time.
so this couldn't have been " i like your show"? Like if you're at someone's art show or something?
That's because "aimer" only translates as "to love" when referring to a person (or a pet). Since a watch is not a person or a pet, "aimer" now only translates as "to like".
I love your watch would be - J'adore ta/votre montre
So 'watch' is obviously a noun, yet the hover box tells us we can conjugate it. Is this correct?
It is also the first person singular conjugation of the verb "montrer" (to show). So it is offering you to conjugate "show" in case you think that's what it means in this sentence.
"I like their watch" was wrong for me yet it is a totally plausible and grammatically accurate statement, or am I mistaken here?
"I like your watch." "Yes you do but you can't have it." either that or it's a quote from Spy Kids: All The Time In The World(R)
(R) is supposed to be a "registered" sign
This is kind of confusing. "J'aime" in this instance means "I like" but when used in "Je t'aime," it means "I love you." Why is that?
why not montres? Pronounces exactly the same and one can have many watches. Why did I not get the credit???
It shouldn't be accepted, no matter what the question was. If it said to translate the sentence it isn't correct because montre isn't plural. If it said to type what you heard, it isn't correct because, while "montre" and "montres" sound the same, if it was plural it would be "VOS montres" which does not sound the same as "VOTRE montre". " vos" is pronounced like "voe" with (roughly) the same o sound as in "toe", "doe" and "go". Hope that helps.
A watch is not a person, therefore "aimer" can only mean "to like" when referring to non-living things.
"I love your watch" is "J'adore votre montre".
Does anyone know when it is supposed to be spelled "vôtre" instead of "votre"?
I'm confused. Isn't "votre" the plural "your" as in "you all". So this sentence "I like your watch", means the one watch that belongs to more than one person?
Votre is also the polite form of the singular second person. You only use tu with peers and close family. You should use vous with everyone else.
The tooltip suggests "montre" is the verb "to watch". Does it also refer to a wristwatch? Or the Night's Watch perhaps?
Sometimes, I see "J'aime bien" instead of just "J'aime". Don't think there's much difference.
It seems I'm the only one who was shown "I enjoy your watch." as a correction