Menu vs carte

So, my understanding is menu is carte in French. But duolingo teaches menu. Why?

January 15, 2018


Well I think it depends on the context and how you say things. If you just sat down and ask "le menu", it can mean that you want the list of everything served here. So it's not entirely wrong, though you're write we mainly use "la carte" as "un menu" is often the combination of all the part of the meal for a cheaper price.

From my experience of Duolingo, most courses try to make you learn "transparent" words and god knows there are a lot between French and English. You can still be understood using menu instead of carte so that's okay somehow. Duolingo is mostly here to give you small basis, once you will have heard waiters telling you several times "voici la carte", you'll automatically adapt your knowledge and that's how learning languages works.

January 15, 2018

You mean "you're right," not "you're write." "Right" means "correct," while "write" means to form words by typing or using a pen or pencil.

January 16, 2018

i thought carte is card or map I thought menu in french is menu in english

but i dont know much about french ask a canadian or something

January 15, 2018
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