"Les oiseaux se sont envolés."

Translation:The birds flew away.

March 28, 2018

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/epsomjenny

"have flown away' should be accepted.

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/rosiecas81042

I agree

July 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulSkeoch1

The male speaker pronounces the s in "les", the female one doesn't. Are both correct in front of oiseaux? Regional differences?

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/myrtledavi

yes, have flown away is the "passe compose " and we can either say have flown away or flew away. THis would not be the case for the imparfait where se volaient could only be translated by flew away in English. We would not translate the imparfait as :have flown away" Therefore, have flown away should be correct.

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AronTrinidad

I took the risk and ommited the "away", marked me wrong? What is "to fly" if « envoler » is "to fly away"?

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ripcurlgirl

voler → "to fly" and s'envoler → "to fly away".

"Les cigognes se sont envolées depuis leur nid."
"The storks flew away from their nest".

"Les oiseaux volent dans le ciel."
"Birds fly in the sky."

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lexiw23

Is there a reason 'envolés' can't also be 'escaped' in this context? There are some flightless birds, after all.

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/john_treehugger

Alors on pourrait dire: Les oiseaux incapables de voler se sont échappés.

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lexiw23

I'm not sure I understand. Didn't it use the same word for 'the prisoner has escaped'?

March 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Therealraphi

Why is the "se" necessary? The birds flew away, they didnt fly themselves away .

November 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/john_treehugger

Le se est nécessaire car c'est ainsi que les Français le disent.

November 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/judith57957

why is "took flight" not an acceptable translation for "flew away"?

November 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleIz4

I wrote ‘the birds have flown away’ and it was marked wrong. Does anyone know why?

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/john_treehugger

Non, personne ne le sait sauf Duo.

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Geoffrey878583

"The birds have flown away" was not accepted. Should be.

March 25, 2019
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