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A game to practice your writing skills.

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I posted a game about practicing French speaking and hearing (here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2309919) Now a game to practice my and your writing skills!

The rules: I post the link toward an image, you have to describe it the language you study, and a native will correct the mistakes of your text (you can correct my mistakes in this text too :-p ) Attention: try to post the correction with the "reply" button below the text your are correcting, and make the comment in another message, not in the texts or corrections thread, let's keep it clear.

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Voici une version un peu plus claire:

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pierre-Auguste_Renoir_-Luncheon_of_the_Boating_Party-_Google_Art_Project.jpg)

C'est une peinture fameuse, bien sûr, qui s'appelle Le déjeuner des canotiers. Je me demande d'où viennent ces bouteilles de vin qui se trouvent au centre de la table. Peut-être pas trop loin du site de la peinture?

Por encima es una versión un poco más clara. Claramente es una pintura famosa, lo que se llama Almuerzo de remeros. Me pregunto de dónde vienen las botellas de vino que se ubican al centro de la mesa. Posiblemente no muy lejos del sitio de la pintura?

Supere estas versio ete pli bone videbla. Evidente estas pentraĵo fama, kiu nomiĝas Tagmanĝo de la boatistoj. Mi scivolas de kie venis la boteloj de vino kiuj estas en la centro de la tablo. Eble ne tre fore de la loko de la pentraĵo?

By the way, if you or anyone else wants to do more of these, a nice source for images are the Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons Featured pictures/Picture of the day collections.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/charlotte_12

Great idea and a great picture. By the way (a bit off topic) if you read the book 'The Hare with Amber Eyes' you learn who is the gentleman in the top-hat in the background in the picture.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Awesome to find an Esperanto speaker / learner here =)

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My correction for Stecchetto's text:

*C'est une peinture célèbre ou une célèbre peinture.

*Pas trop loin du site de la peinture= cette phrase n'est pas claire, que veux-tu dire, pas loin de l'endroit où a été peint le tableau?

For the Spanish part, someone else will correct.

Utilisation de fameux: Ce vin est fameux = veut plutôt dire qu'il est excellent plutôt qu'il est connu ou célèbre, bien sûr, à l'origine, cela voulait dire qu'il était connu parce que très bon, mais le sens a glissé.

Cette phrase est fameuse= c'est une des seules phrases que j'ai à l'esprit, où "fameux" est plus ou moins utilisé dans le sens de "célèbre".

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Reply4 years ago

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What a fun idea! My german is very bad, i have very limited vocabulary + grammar... I decided to give it a try anyway!

In das Bild, ein Familie (oder viele Freundin) essen mittagessen. Ein klein schwarze Hund ist auf dem Tisch, aber er ist mit eine frau, das mit ihm spielt. Sie trinken Wein und essen Obst. Sie tragen Hute und schon Kleider. Jeder sind glucklich und spechen mit einander.

It is very simple and short since I didnt use any references, and I am sure there are tons of mistakes. (also I didnt add any of the accents since I'm not really sure how on my computer) Btw if there are any Portuguese descriptions i can try to correct them since I am a native speaker :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/hckoenig
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In dem Bild essen eine Familie (oder viele Freunde) zu Mittag. Ein kleiner schwarzer Hund ist auf dem Tisch, aber er ist mit einer Frau, die mit ihm spielt. Sie trinken Wein und essen Obst. Sie tragen Hüte und schöne Kleider. Alle sind glücklich und sprechen miteinander.

Very good! Let me know if you have any questions.

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cristylata

Thank you so much! The corrections really help! Just one thing, how can you tell when to use "ein", "eine", "eines", "einer" etc? I never know which one to use! is there a rule? or just memorization? does it apply to adjectives too? (like "kleiner" and "schöne") Thanks again!

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For the indefinite article (ein, eine etc.) you have to know the gender of the noun (masculine, feminine, neuter) and the case (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative). Let's start with nominative singular: ein Mann (masc.), eine Frau (fem.), ein Kind (neutr.). Every grammar will have a table with all forms of the article. Similarly for adjectives.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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Correction: "In dem/diesem Bild isst eine Familie (zu) Mittag. [leaving out the "zu" is common used orally.] Ein kleiner schwarzer Hund ist auf dem Tisch, aber da ist eine Frau, die mit ihm spielt. Sie trinken Wein und essen Obst. Sie tragen Hüte [if you cannot write the "ü", either copy it from somewhere or write ue since ü=ue, ä=ae ö=oe] und Kleider. ["schon" doesn't make sense here, that's why I erased it.] Jeder ist glücklich und spricht miteinander./Alle sind glücklich und sprechen miteinander.

You wrote it well and it was clearly understandable. Never feel lost because of the mistakes - German is extremely tough to learn and you are doing a great job!

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Reply14 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cristylata

Thanks for the feedback! Just wondering why "schon" doesn't work in the sentence? I was trying to say "They are wearing hats and nice clothes/clothing". what adjective would've worked instead? Thanks in advance :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/hckoenig
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"schon" = "already" and "schön" = "pretty, beautiful" are two different words. Alex understood "schon" which makes no sense here, that's why he deleted it, but "schön" is ok here.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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My bad - "schon" means "already", but you meant "schön" which means "nice". I'm already very tired, otherwise I would've noticed that you meant "schön" =) I understood your sentence as "They are wearing hats and already clothes" which wouldn't have made a lot of sense in this very context. I know that foreign keyboards does not have the ö/ü/ä/ß, but in this case, there is a clear difference between "schon" and "schön". As I wrote before, either you copy the word "schön" or you write "schoen" =)

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cristylata

Ah I see, my mistake. I didn't realize the ö, ü, ä, and ß could change what I am trying to say, if not used correctly. Thanks for all you help!

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Ready? Go! This is the link: http://mariefrancemarquis.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/contemporain-23-renoir-1881.jpg Write something about it, describe it, tell your feelings, I don't know... And you'll have corrections.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VannerGirl12

Here is my description in Spanish (hopefully).

Hombres y mujeres beben vino afuera con un perro.

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