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"Vous aimez vos petites chaussures."

Translation:You like your small shoes.

September 11, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLl6JGWbHE

aimez should be both like and love


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arcaeca

Are your shoes human beings? If not, then no.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TPOber

Even if not human, the English translation of love would be correct. As it is a common expression. The answer is not in French, it is in English, where this would be a perfectly acceptable translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RowanM.1

You can still love an inanimate object, including an item of clothing. For example, a woman might say to a friend, "I LOVE your new dress"! In such a sentence, she is certainly not expressing romantic attraction for the dress, just expressing a deep admiration for it. Someone who is into Ferraris might say "I love Ferraris". Again, not in the sense of having a romantic or sexual attraction to Ferraris (though there are probably people weird enough?), but just being really enthusiastic about them.

So beyond any shadow of a doubt, "love" as well as "like" should be accepted here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wayneandre4

I have put in the correct answer 3 times and still comes back incorrect


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suchiththa

Report it. To clarify, what answer have you been inputting?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josh70640

I think there should be a mistype button as autocorrect is quite annoying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel350725

"You love your little shoes" would be a correct English interpretation of this would it not?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RowanM.1

That's what I put and was marked wrong. Although maybe "love" would tend to be conveyed more by "Vous aimez bien etc.". Nevertheless, I have reported it as I think it should be accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sasha336283

Change your keyboard settings so you can swip right or left and alternate between engilsh and french keyboards on your phone. It is a life savor and it's fun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vlad.serban

You like your tiny shoes. (evaluated WRONG)

(tiny = small. Maybe implement some common synonyms? Just a thought)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RowanM.1

Tiny in French would be "minuscule" or "tout petit". It conveys a sense of smallness that goes beyond "little", in the same way that "huge" or "enormous" is a step up from "big". It is therefore not an exact synonym (whereas "little" and "small" are). So sorry, but I think that one was fair enough.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eamondaly2

What's the difference between chausures and chaussures apart from a 'typo'?

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