"Yes, I am a boy."
Translation:Oui, je suis un garçon.
Are you certain there were no typos and that you used "un" not "une"? If your answer matches the given answer exactly, please get a screen shot and post it here. That's a bug and we will need to notify staff.
Une is the female adjective, and un is the male adjective, with French when you speak of a male you use un, and no matter how large of a group of women if there is one male you use un.
How are you getting the accents in, my keyboard won't let me and the app keeps twining at me!!!!
If you have a PC you can switch your keyboard to an international one. Easiest solution for me. For Macs, I believe you just hold down the key and the accented options appear. Also on the web version of Duolingo is a selection of accented characters you can choose from right below the exercise box.
Lastly, on a mobile device you can just press and hold down the key for the corresponding accents.
you can just hold the key down and then choose which accent you want to use :)
Can you please get a screenshot if it happens again? That answer is correct, but if there is a bug, I need something concrete that I can use to file a report.
It is an obnoxious bit of code that mistakes "un" the article "a" for "un" the number "one/1". Unfortunately I don't know when this bit of rouge code will be fixed.
It's impossible to know what your answer was if you don't write it down.
Why is "un" included? I thought it was omitted from sentences like this. "Je suis médecin" is an example.
Someone online says that the "un" is dropped for professions. If that's true, I don't see how professions can be grammatically different from any other noun.
Nous describing professions, nationalities, and religions can act as adjectives in French when there isn't a second adjective. When this particular class of nouns are acting as adjectives you don't use an article or determiner.
Je suis médecin. BUT Je suis un bon médecin.
Il est avocat. BUT C'est un (mauvais) avocat.
Garçon, femme, homme, etc. do not fit in this special case and always require a determiner in front.