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Ma niece est blonde. My niece is blond-haired.

The answer says not blond-haired , but fair-haired ! Why blond-haired is not correct?

November 19, 2017

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/iVixey

"My niece is blonde" or blond-haired should be a completely acceptable answer. Though "blonde" can mean fair-haired, it can also very well mean blond-haired.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IanC798471

'Blond-haired' actually sounds a little odd, because the only other thing that ever gets called blond in English is beer. It is close to being a pleonasm.

As iVixey says, 'my niece is blond' is fine (blonde also OK). I am not sure that it should be marked as incorrect, but for your purposes, just use 'my niece is blond'.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vereschagin

It seems unnecessarily verbose, but it should be accepted. When it comes up again, report it.

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Luscinda

I'm not sure why you'd bother with either - surely the natural answer is 'My niece is blonde.'

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

slightly unrelated, but Blonde means girlfriend in canadian french, regardless of hair color :)

November 20, 2017
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