"The cat is eating a red apple."

Translation:Le chat mange une pomme rouge.

July 11, 2017


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why is the red word in the end of the sentence? pls tell me

July 11, 2017


In french the adjective is either before the noun or after. When the adjective is a color, it always goes after the noun. Here "rouge" is the adjective related to the noun "pomme" so it goes after :)

July 11, 2017


Thank you

April 16, 2018



June 9, 2018


It is almost always like that in any romantic language

December 21, 2018


why is it une pomme and not un pomme when the qn asked for "a red apple"? isn't 'a' = un?

July 11, 2017


In French, every noun has an assigned grammatical "gender" (either masculine or feminine), and the articles and adjectives used with a noun depend on its "gender".

here, "chat" is a masculine noun while "pomme" is a feminine noun, and the articles used are different:

the cat = le chat / a cat = un chat

the apple = la pomme / an apple = une pomme

There are also special articles for nouns in the plural:

the cats = les chats / (a) cats = des chats

July 11, 2017


thank you for this!(: it really helped to clarify my doubts. I also saw that cat could be chat or chatte. Is chatte the feminine way of saying cat?

July 11, 2017


As animals do have gender, un chat is a male cat (or a cat whose gender is unknown) and une chatte is a female cat. Same goes for chien/chienne and a lot of animals

July 11, 2017


Sounds goid

March 23, 2018


Why did it correct me to Le chatte

December 1, 2017


Why would it say "le chat" is wrong and "le chatte" is right if i dont know if the cat is male or female?

January 24, 2018


I put "Le cat est mange une pomme rouge" and it put it wrong, Why?

July 25, 2017


also you don't need the est

September 12, 2017



October 14, 2017


Le cat is spelt wrong- it should be le chat

July 27, 2017


I get confused at tobwhen to use mange or manges

May 28, 2018


it can also be: Le chat est en train de manger une pomme rouge, can't it?

July 15, 2017


i put l'chat and it counted it wrong

July 17, 2017


Le/la is never contracted to l' before consonants, only before vowels sounds and often before the h which is silent in French.

So you may only say "le chat" and not "l'chat" and similarly you may only say "l'homme" and not "le homme"

July 17, 2017


pomme rouge? red apple? why is it back to front?

August 1, 2017


I say "Le chat mange un rouge pomme." but it won't accept. It accepts "Le chat mange un pomme rouge."

August 3, 2017


From google translate.

Le chat mange une pomme rouge

The cat eats a red apple

Le chat est mange une pomme rouge

The cat is eating a red apple

Why isn't "Le chat est mange une pomme rouge" correct?

August 7, 2017


"est mange" is not correct. There is no present progressive in French, so "mange" can mean both "eats" and "is eating".

Also I advise you not to rely on Google Translate for accurate translation of sentences.

August 7, 2017


i literally had to switch rouge and pomme around it flippin' says red apple not apple red and yes, i do understand that this is how words in their language work, but i just don't get it

August 15, 2017


joanne453316 une means the same as un. You use un when the word after is masculine and une when the word is feminine. And apparently the word apple is feminine. HAPPY I COULD HELP :D

August 15, 2017


Every time i type in the right answer it always ends up wrong. It said, The cat is eating a red apple". So i typed it right and then it said, The cat is eating a apple red! (-In french

August 17, 2017


why does red go after the apple???

August 27, 2017


did anyone else put "rouge pomme" and get annoyed when it was the other way around

September 12, 2017


When to use 'un' and when 'une'?

January 19, 2018


It could be either le chat or la chatte here right?

March 24, 2018


Yes, it could, if the gender is important.

March 24, 2018


I actually used the right word "chat" but I was repeatedly told that I had put "chatte" don't know why it couldn't detect it

March 28, 2018


Make sure to use the right article. It's either "Le chat" or "La chatte."

March 28, 2018


pomme goes after rouge right?

November 2, 2018


No. All colors go after the noun.

November 2, 2018


How come the word 'red' is at the end?

February 24, 2019


Colors always go after the noun it describes.

February 24, 2019
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