Maybe I am pronouncing violet incorrectly because no matter how many times I have listened to this I hear jolie not violet.
You see? Duolingo teaches the most useful expressions! And I can just imagine the face of a mademoiselle! It will be an oeil viola!!
Google translate pronounces "violet" as "Zoa-leh", and "Joli" (or "Jolie") as ""Zoa-lee". Apparently the only difference is that final sound. French is so dad-gum difficult to hear and to pronounce -- easy to read though. I am going down the street to ask my neighbor from France how to say "violet".
I'm definitely hearing violet (vee-yo-lay) and not jolie, not sure if it's been changed or the rest of the people in this thread are smoking something they shouldn't
This is translated here as both purple and (English) violet (which is a specific shade of purple, or even a different colour altogether depending on who you ask). In French, does violet refer to the same specific shade, or is it a generic umbrella term for all things purple? If the former, can anyone volunteer some more info around the different shades?
I just used purse and it was accepted, but after losing a heart on another question that used sac as purse. So I'm figuring from now on, you can use purse for sac. Before I thought sac was luggage.
Perhaps they've changed it, because for me the "o" followed by the "eh" sound in violet comes through clearly for me. "Jolie" would have a much longer "ee" sound.
I'm not sure if french violet really corresponds to english purple, it should rather be violet (which is also accepted). English purple corresponds to french purpre and perhaps lilas? Since purple is more red than violet, am I right? But since english is not my first language I might also be quite wrong on this ...
I agree with dovid1365 but I would add that you have to match the gender of the pronoun with the gender of the thing being possessed, e.g. ma pomme for a an apple because pomme is feminine even if the person owning it is a man.
Good grief! The violet sounding like joli got me again! I swear, it must have been at least five times by now! You'd think I'd learn that the bag isn't pretty by now! Sheesh!
I thought she was talking about the air sacks in ones lungs, the alveolies.