"Il mange un serpent."

Translation:It is eating a snake.

March 12, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/LombardElfwood

Bear Grylls strikes again

April 30, 2013

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Didn't he use a snake skin, for his, umm... you know... better drink my own...???

December 9, 2013

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Snake? Are you there? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE

July 30, 2013

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Gotta love MGS

March 18, 2014

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I've eaten snake. It tasted to me a lot like poisson.

July 6, 2013

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He swallowed the snake to swallow the spider. He swallowed the spider to swallow the fly... I wonder what he'll swallow next?

July 9, 2013

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How do I differentiate Il as in "He" and Il as in "It" in a sentence?

May 30, 2014

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Context. Every language has this kind of ambiguities, just in different places. Even the fact that English uses he or it doesn't give you much information. You still don't know which he or it. And if you would say "he" to the lion eating a serpent it wouldn't be a big loss.

May 30, 2014

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"il" should be translated into "he", not "it", am I right.

April 27, 2014

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He and it are both "il" in french, so to say "he likes apples" it would be "il aime des pommes" but "it likes apples" would be the same, it's confusing, i know :P

April 27, 2014

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"il aime les pommes"

May 8, 2014

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It could be both, depending on the context, I think. For example when it was about another animal eating the snake, the English would use 'it', but the French would still use 'il', or 'elle' if it is a female animal.

April 27, 2014

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May be the "il" referred to Andrew Zimmern from bizzare foods

July 30, 2016
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