"Je suis un homme et tu es une femme."
Translation:I am a man and you are a woman.
No, but the female fast audio sounds like un femme. I really have to listen to pick up the une femme - out of curiosity, I double-checked with the slow audio, where she says une very clearly. The female audio really has a quite a few bad pronunciations in it, in other exercises.
'Un' is the male form and 'Une' is the female form. There stands une, homme (man) is male, une is female, so it needs to be femme (woman) cause it's female.
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Do "tu es" have to be used together, or are they two completely different words?
They are two different words, but "es" can only ever be used with "tu". A similar example in English would be the word "am" that can ONLY be used with "I". We cannot say "You am" or "He am". Therefore, In English we say: "I am, you are, he is". In French, it is: "Je suis, tu es, il est".
I think my translation is correct And I'm sure too
But if this app says its not correct it should tell me why and what is the correct translation
It does give the correct translation. Can you remember what your answer was? Sometimes correct answers are not accepted, and then this needs to be reported so that Duolingo can add it to their database of possible answers.
Could someone please explain if there is a rule regarding pronunciation of "es"? I notice that the male speaker says it as "tu ez" but the female speaker often pronounces it as "tu eh". Thank you!
As CommeuneTexane explained below, pronouncing the s ("z") in this word (and all other words meaning "and"), when the next word starts with a vowel, is optional, but preferred. This is called a liaison and used for most French words when the word ends in a consonant and the next word starts with a vowel.
sorry i cant but i can say it for you : i am a man and you are a woman
Because of liaisons do we pronounce 'suis un homme' as 'swee zuh nom'? And do we pronounce 'tu es une' as 'tyoo eh zune'?
Keeps saying wrong even thought i put the exact same answer as the correct answer
Am I hearing it correctly? "tu es une..." is the letter 's' is pronounced? And why?
What you heard is a liaison. The "s" at the end of es elides with the word une. It sounds a little like: too eh zune fam.
I don't have an explanation if that is exactly what you typed. Could you please get a screenshot and post it here if it happens again?
You are supposed to translate from the original French sentence.
un homme = a man
une femme = a woman
When i get an answer wrong I feel it would be helpful to see my answer to compare it to the correct one
I wrote 'tu est' instead of 'tu es' and I got it wrong. It is only a little error and im not sure why it didnt pass?
Duo will usually allow a word that is off by one letter unless it makes another word. In this case, est is the verb être conjugated for the third person singular (il/elle). It wasn't accepted by Duo since it makes another word and it is important to get the conjugation correct in French.