"Ta jupe est verte et la poche est rouge."

Translation:Your skirt is green and the pocket is red.

March 8, 2013



The slow pronunciation enunciates the t in the first "est", even though it doesn't seem like it should. Why is this?

March 25, 2013


The Duo robot takes sound slices and reproduces them. Sometimes these slices are in close proximity to other sounds that change the original inflection. Sometimes they are cut too sharply. Sometimes they just sound crappy.

Basically it is like natural speech which varies considerably. Unfortunately natural speech doesn't give you replays or slow speed.

March 25, 2013


But this time it's actually saying "est" to rhyme with English "vest". The second "est" is pronounced correctly. This is definitely a bug.

May 26, 2013



September 19, 2013


I am wondering about that too, thanks for bringing it up.

October 11, 2013


i think it has read it as est - east, which pronounces it this way. the robot has it confused. est and ouest (east and west) pronounce the st at the end...

November 5, 2013


Hello k_emNewton. Yes, it is a mistake.Please add your comment to "Report a Problem" thread. This helps Duo know that there is a problem with the audio rather than someone has their own problem with it. With numbers, Duo will fix it. Thanks

November 5, 2013


They seem to have fixed this now, as I didn't have this problem

December 18, 2013


they are talking about la Chilindrina del Chavo del 8!

August 19, 2013


What is that?

October 23, 2013


Ok Duolingo program. If you give 'pouch' as one of the translations for 'poche' don't mark it wrong if someone uses it. I used 'pouch' as it was one of give translations, because it made a bit more sense than 'pocket'. AAAARRRGHH!!!!!

March 8, 2013


Yes, you had to guess that the "poche" belonged to the skirt and that it was not about a pouch (pochette).

March 9, 2013


Words often have many translations and they usually are not interchangeable but are correct in different circumstances. We just have to learn wich translation that belongs to wich situation.

March 10, 2014


what an extreme combination... :D

March 25, 2014


This is to prepare you for your meeting with Duo's black cat wearing red boots. Yellow ducks. Hey, did you notice a Green Owl at all? Common place now; nobody flinches at a green owl.

March 25, 2014


does colors differ with the gender?

May 30, 2013


Yes they do, theoretically, but a number of color adjectives are not showing all masculine/feminine/plural clearly different. http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/adjectives_inv.htm

Order: masculine singular, feminine singular, masculine plural, feminine plural:

  • blanc, blanche, blancs, blanches
  • noir, noire, noirs, noires
  • gris, grise, gris, grises
  • jaune, jaune, jaunes, jaunes
  • rouge, rouge, rouges, rouges
  • orange, orange, orange, orange (= color of the eponymous fruit)
  • vert, verte, verts, vertes
  • bleu, bleue, bleus, bleues
  • violet, violette, violets, violettes
  • marron, marron, marron, marron (= color of the eponymous fruit)
  • rose, rose, roses, roses
May 31, 2013


thanx, color gender

May 19, 2014


why 'ta' not 'votre'

December 22, 2013


If you had to translate "your skirt", you could translate it to "ta jupe" or "votre jupe", which could be understood as one person (familiar tu/ta or polite vous/votre) or plural vous/votre, because a single object can be attached to a plural subject with the meaning of "one each".

February 10, 2014


Argh!.. The number of times I get an answer wrong because I make a typo by typing "an" instead of "and" is sending me nuts. (I mean to write "and" but don't hit the "D" key properly)

December 12, 2014


Your answer pocket's is grammatically incorrect

February 1, 2014


huh. sounds like she was wearing a Christmas skirt. but what does it matter...

June 12, 2014


To me 'et' and 'est' sound the same, is that correct or is there a subtle difference I'm not hearing?

October 6, 2014


To me "est" sounds a bit like the "A" in "Adam"

October 6, 2014


@Lauraly. "Et" very very slightly leans toward "EE" and "Est" sounds like "A" as in "Take" "Est" before a vowel sound sounds the "T" as in "Est elle" sounds like "Ay-tell" but the "T" of "Et" does not sound the "T" before a vowel sound. Lastly, context; lets swop them around and then translate the sentence. Ta jupe et verte est la poche et rouge" which translates to Your skirt and green is the pocket and red. Soon sorts out which is which, no?

October 6, 2014
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