"Il aime les citrons."

Translation:He likes lemons.

March 16, 2013



I wrote "le citron" because I mis-heard the "les". In retrospect, of course, it's obvious...

March 16, 2013


Why is it so obvious? I made the same mistake and not sure how I could tell the difference the next time

May 9, 2013


Les is pronounced like "lay", le is pronounced like "luh" or "loo", roughly.

February 3, 2015


Why not "it likes the lemons".

November 25, 2013


With verbs of assessment (in this case, liking), you'd usually drop the article in translation.

January 8, 2014


Why is "he likes lemons" correct? And "he likes the lemons" is also correct? What is the article magic in this sentence?

March 9, 2014


In French, the definite article is used in two situations: to indicate a specific noun, e.g. "He likes the lemons," or to indicate the general sense of a noun, e.g. "He likes lemons (in general)."

March 9, 2014


Why 'Ils aiment les citrons' is incorrect?

April 14, 2014


I take it you mean on a listening exercise? If it was pronounced correctly (and that's never a guarantee with Duo), then you would have heard a difference in the liaison between ils and aiment [eelz].

April 15, 2014


How can I know whether "il aime" is "he likes" or "he loves"? How can it mean both and why is "loves lemons" wrong?

October 11, 2014


Love for people, like for non-people.

October 11, 2014


with this case, it seems that the rule might be for people and non-people... as "chien" also gets the "love" instead of the "like". it's a little confusing as my teachers had previously told me they were interchangeable.

January 11, 2015


I should say "things with personality and things without" or some such. And I'm indicating the rule that DL follows. Some people in the know seem to disagree with it.

January 11, 2015


Why is "he loves the lemons" wrong?

March 11, 2016


Although "aime" can be used both as like and love, using "aime" as love is usually for a person, and "adore" is the word for love used for an object.

August 31, 2016
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