"A woman"

Translation:Une femme

3/14/2013, 2:34:27 PM

156 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kkevin1116

Why is it une instead of la?

1/4/2014, 6:12:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamJ21

la femme is "the woman" une femme is "a woman"

1/27/2014, 7:45:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatum218959

Thank you i got very confused about that

3/25/2016, 2:15:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/patriane2

Is your name taityam maryon by chance

4/7/2016, 11:05:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertAnthony5

don't ask personal info on sites like this

1/25/2017, 1:09:26 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hagos344928

la femme is the woqmjaaan

5/22/2018, 7:24:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/joyeux14

Although, in the vernacular, either is accepted

8/20/2014, 7:43:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Juan430480

Dude!!

7/17/2017, 4:05:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ShelbyPric

Une = a, verses Le = the

2/16/2014, 4:51:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JavierVene

La is the. Une is a

3/2/2014, 7:54:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/EgorGev

Because "la" is translated as "the" and "une" is translated as "a"

7/1/2017, 6:12:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DevanVaugh

Ok

7/14/2014, 9:57:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rajat340656

une is for 'a' ,'an' & la is for 'the'

6/30/2017, 7:31:09 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/theresa885063

'La' means 'the' but 'une' means 'a'

8/11/2017, 11:15:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/yumikoyosh2

a

6/14/2016, 6:29:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/none25

F

9/20/2017, 10:20:57 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/greygo12

I know.Its so not cool

4/12/2016, 12:30:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/garykorsgaard

La femme would mean a women

7/23/2014, 1:47:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/violin10101

Because la is for boys and une is for wemon

5/10/2014, 1:53:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/--bunhead--

For everyone who is wondering why we don't pronounce the "e" in "femme"... Usually, in French, you don't pronounce the last letter. You only pronounce the last letter of the word if the last letter is a C R F or L. A good way to remember that is the word careful. CaReFuL.

1/11/2017, 3:01:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TabTabTab

How can you tell if a fruit was a feminine or masculine? Please help

11/27/2014, 10:49:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Shyra_Stone

Sorry, i just try and guess

5/27/2015, 3:26:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/rio.lipana

Whats the differrnce between un and une

6/11/2014, 4:26:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/geddah

Un is male and une is female

7/16/2014, 4:00:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/lolziezabbas

une is feminine, un is manly.

1/8/2015, 7:57:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/eternal11

La is the

5/11/2014, 1:30:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/_anamika0.

What is the difference between 'un' and 'une' ?

3/17/2017, 3:49:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KuraSacred

Un is male and une is female but the pretty much mean the same thing :)

1/7/2018, 10:13:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PawanKumar15876

Un used for single , male and une used for female

3/24/2018, 11:50:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Thorntailz

I take notes on the french word i dont understand

8/23/2014, 3:45:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CabdiitoRa

I am happy to use this app and also see many ppl leave comments here so everyday we grow older but we have to learn some language so we will understand more ppl in the world

6/24/2017, 6:09:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/cdnicek

a woman

7/8/2014, 5:45:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/knrasheed72

a woman

7/11/2014, 2:56:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mateovilla4

Holaycoco

9/20/2014, 1:40:11 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmitBora

when to use ein or eine.

8/12/2017, 6:24:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiaCou3

I thought its la

2/3/2018, 6:19:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ZacharyNou

I put un and it said it's wrong? What is the difference between un and une

2/7/2018, 3:02:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilly87786

I know it was so cunfuseing

2/11/2018, 2:43:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hossein630712

Merci

2/18/2018, 1:54:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/coco150996

Hi im coco

2/24/2018, 2:00:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jjgang

What

2/26/2018, 12:30:14 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/karandeepatwal

is 'un' and 'une' pronounced same?

5/1/2018, 6:02:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/emillar23

un is pronounced like "euhn" and une is pronounced like "oun"

6/18/2018, 2:27:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hagos344928

meric fhrid

5/22/2018, 7:18:19 AM

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Loeavoe

5/22/2018, 7:21:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/TheOdd1IsTheOut

tbh this isn't about this question, but I USED ALL MY RED GEM THINGS 4 , FLIRTING BUT I DIDNT GET IT, AND NOW I HAVE 0, WTF DOULINGO

6/6/2018, 2:50:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/snowbun

why is it une instead of la

1/28/2015, 5:01:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WeebTrash2

Une means a woman, la means the woman

3/1/2016, 9:20:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nickyz7

IDK

3/30/2017, 9:25:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KuraSacred

La is The but une is a but you use un if its a male your talking about

1/7/2018, 10:14:29 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/TiffanyJef2

Une is feminine

2/26/2015, 11:30:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyeuxNasci

Is femme pronounced "fahm"?

5/26/2015, 9:14:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ljumrani8

Yes

4/29/2016, 6:36:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/arun_hardy

Is "La femme" a seriously wrong usage when translated for "A woman"?

2/29/2016, 9:04:19 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/WeebTrash2

La femme would mean 'the woman', while une femme would refer to 'a woman'

3/1/2016, 9:24:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/arun_hardy

So, 'a' refers to something common while 'the' refers to something particular?

3/2/2016, 8:58:57 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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Exactly. "Une/a" is referring to an undefined woman whereas "La/the" refers to a specific woman. So it's not a terrible wrong mistake to make, people would most likely understand you if you mixed up the too. But using the right one makes you more accurate.

3/2/2016, 7:40:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kayodeo2

Why is it femme instead of female?

8/17/2016, 6:03:52 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tigant

i forgot the e

9/8/2016, 2:27:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nickyz7

SO DID I

3/30/2017, 9:26:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TheLorcanClancy

what was that about they didnt give me the actual keyboard

9/14/2016, 10:55:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SelenaHild

hi people

9/23/2016, 8:21:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nickyz7

hellooooooooooooooooooooo

3/30/2017, 9:26:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/amirijacinto

i did not know it was woman i spelled it accidently said a womman

9/30/2016, 11:17:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/iliner1234

omg i just missed the e

10/4/2016, 6:52:59 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/downs16

horrible

10/11/2016, 1:16:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/downs16

si

10/11/2016, 1:16:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerthepug

so is une like a in french?

10/12/2016, 1:51:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/246810yalini

fffff

10/24/2016, 9:48:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Diya531038

what is a woman

11/1/2016, 2:46:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SkittleKittle05

Why une instead of un?

11/29/2016, 9:34:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ProvakarRo

une for woman while un for male. (perhaps)

1/7/2018, 5:42:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/hittad3

well this sucks

11/30/2016, 11:13:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/hittad3

hi

11/30/2016, 11:18:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/hittad3

hey what are you doing across the classroom

11/30/2016, 11:20:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/luvmark101

this is so easy what I do is write the word down and what it means on a pieace of paper and when it pops up again I just look on the paper

1/11/2017, 2:43:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/chris32003

why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/22/2017, 5:42:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CallieAria

@kkevin1116 because une means a and la is the.

1/24/2017, 1:58:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Eltonfonu

i dont know the difference between un and une

1/25/2017, 9:03:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Jael375205

I put une femmille oops

1/29/2017, 6:00:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/albinshaji

ha gay

1/30/2017, 5:57:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/albinshaji

masculine and feminine bro

1/30/2017, 5:57:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nileboy555

I havent learned femme

2/6/2017, 7:59:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jordanrdaniels

can someone please give me a lingot?i am broke and only have five.how do you earn them?

3/7/2017, 9:43:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GeoMan2
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by practice and leveling up in the tree.

3/8/2017, 8:52:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jordanrdaniels

thank you

3/8/2017, 3:07:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AakashSing10

Dont we use "une" for "an" ?

4/25/2017, 4:43:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SydneyBruneski

French is so confusing!

9/8/2017, 1:02:59 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hippogriff571

Oops

9/10/2017, 12:55:12 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Hippogriff571

Uh oh

9/10/2017, 12:56:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Serena824462

응 파마

12/2/2017, 10:11:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AYYILDIZTM

What's the diffrent with le and la

12/3/2017, 5:02:17 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/trfhktyk

You guys:

"La" means "the" (feminine)

"Une" means "a" (feminine)

12/13/2017, 10:21:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DevanVaugh

A woman?

7/14/2014, 9:53:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DevanVaugh

Wow?:-)

7/14/2014, 9:54:30 PM

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WOW

7/14/2014, 9:55:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCARGOSO

Worl of warcraft?

4/13/2015, 6:32:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rt9021311031

“la“ and “une“ are definition word the using of this definition depend on the writer comment.

1/8/2015, 1:17:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Yaraa_2016

Cause une means a feminine and un means a masculine and la means the and its feminine and le means the masculine

4/5/2016, 2:45:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ada562392

What is the difference between la and le

8/18/2016, 9:38:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/nehakhatri2

une uses for man.but here is une use for femala.why?

9/1/2016, 5:46:29 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Rajat340656

is it une for females and un for males???does it depends on gender

6/30/2017, 7:29:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Janvac123467

I know right?

10/16/2014, 10:43:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/3badiprince

ok

1/13/2015, 12:16:00 AM

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Doing great

1/20/2015, 11:29:51 AM

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I am learning all the languages on doulingo, and sometimes it makes no sense. Une is female, and Un is male

1/29/2015, 2:52:37 AM

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if the word woman starts with W than why is it une? Because you only say une if the word after starts with a vowel right?

2/6/2015, 4:44:08 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophfuge

W isnt a vowel

4/17/2015, 10:18:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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No, you say "une" when the name that comes after is feminine. "Woman" is feminine (nothing surprising there) so you need to use "une".

2/11/2015, 11:03:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/justintime34

That is correct.

2/11/2015, 1:32:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerPenguin14

:)

2/21/2015, 3:40:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/princessheza

What?

7/3/2016, 6:15:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JosephWeth

This is really easy Because you just hear it and you know what it means

2/28/2015, 9:00:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/iland6

I believe BOTH should be accepted.

3/8/2015, 4:24:17 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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Both what?

3/8/2015, 8:53:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/iland6

Both phrases: Une femme and la femme.

3/9/2015, 4:38:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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It would be grammatically incorrect to accept both. "La" is the definite article and "une" is the indefinite one. In this case, the phrase to translate is "A woman", with an indefinite article, so you need to use the indefinite article in the French phrase too.

3/9/2015, 8:56:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DubTombstone

Was anybody elses mic not working

3/9/2015, 10:33:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophfuge

I cant remember what the difference is

4/17/2015, 10:16:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Lola8097

I thought it was a trick for it to be femme and when I got it right I was like"Oh!"cuz I thought it was famme.Nayboady else thought that way?Please follow me.

6/2/2015, 7:37:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Smile882

The une and la kind of confused me too.

8/28/2015, 2:25:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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"Une" is the indefinite article ("a" in English) and "la" is the definite ("the" in English).

8/28/2015, 5:14:24 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Smile882

Oh ok thanks

8/29/2015, 3:50:43 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ClaireLowr1

I don't understand

12/17/2015, 7:12:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ElijahStrand

UN OR UNE!?

1/21/2016, 5:45:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WeebTrash2

When saying "un" you are referring to a male and/or male object, while une is used for females and/or female objects. With objects having the meaning that in french, for example even a house or car is male or female

3/1/2016, 9:23:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach832329

UNE

6/1/2016, 1:03:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/XtkQ2

?

6/8/2016, 11:30:09 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Moe3Boiiii

how do you spell woman in french

1/21/2016, 8:32:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WesleyHatt

Up deh raaaaaaa!

2/25/2016, 11:28:08 AM

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I thought it was the woman

3/10/2016, 4:39:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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"The woman" would be "la femme". "Une" is the indefinite article so it's "a woman".

3/10/2016, 9:38:25 PM

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Any one want some tips send emails to skylocktron@gmail.com

4/8/2016, 11:44:14 PM

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If i give a wrong answer in tap the pairs question, I don't get chance to correct my answer.

6/1/2016, 4:35:57 AM

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Isnt it weird that saying sentences backwards creates backward sentences saying how weird it is

6/1/2016, 1:01:58 PM

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Isnt it

6/1/2016, 1:04:01 PM

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pyjæuuåpmløååiopwwwwwww

6/5/2016, 2:44:27 PM

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Lieur

7/8/2016, 4:20:30 PM

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Good

7/9/2016, 6:39:28 AM

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Things

7/19/2016, 6:13:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GodwinNoro

Itz nt accepting my snswer wat m typing is right

7/19/2016, 6:44:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JoseGalean16

Is une for females and un for male?

7/23/2016, 4:24:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Michaela571488

First I have said this before and I will say it again do you have to be a good time

8/17/2016, 6:53:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AdenLevy1

Yeyieissiua

8/22/2016, 1:06:40 AM

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une wtf i was rag

12/16/2014, 7:06:55 PM

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difference between a woman and a farm?

6/13/2015, 1:04:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/JusteenB
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"Ferme" (farm) is pronounced as if you had an accent on the "e" and has a "r" sound. "Femme" (woman) is pronounced [fam], with a clear "a" sound and no "r".

6/13/2015, 3:34:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/chandaniku1

Une means the and la means a

3/13/2016, 3:25:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/victor..........

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4/4/2016, 8:27:04 PM

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是吧

8/25/2014, 10:03:29 PM

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Holevivtbbnhibgr

9/20/2014, 1:40:49 AM

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a woman

3/1/2015, 11:02:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Sophfuge

I think i get what you meant

4/17/2015, 10:17:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SoccerPenguin14

who here plays mine craft?

2/21/2015, 3:40:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/trfhktyk

Stop spamming, s'il vous plaît!

12/13/2017, 10:59:06 PM

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10/20/2015, 1:55:37 PM
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