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"Tu es un garçon et je suis une fille."

Translation:You are a boy and I am a girl.

March 28, 2018

77 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sisalbichon1

The recorded voice is te..r..r..i..b.le


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/penney16

for real im tryin to hear all the words but its to fast


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

You are only level 3. Believe me, it will get easier but you need to persevere. If you are trying to get used to the sound of the words then turn off your mic (this will increase the number of other exercises) and, if you get a "type what you hear" click on "Can't listen now". Those exercises will be turned off for an hour.

Another tip, don't rush through the tree. Stay on one skill until the words are clear in your head. I am currently doing the Italian for English speakers course and I max out every skill - the whole 5 crowns - before moving on. I highly recommend you do likewise if you are struggling.

Bon courage !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phrontistery

Those are great tips...and they work!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paul-LeBon

. I hear it fine. It will become easier.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sisalbichon1

I am so tired of all this gender ident that I really miss the woman who keeps losing a pig


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolineMo215336

Halfway through Level 5 and STILL identifying people as homme, femme, fille ou garçon!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fu-Gee-La

The audio here pronounces "es un" as "eh-zuh" and "suis une" as "swee oohn", but google translate pronounces "es un" as "eh un" and "suis une" as "swee-zoohn".

Do we pronounce the ending 's' only for es, suis, both, or neither?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

Once again some do and other don't. Here are the actual voice recordings of native Francophones from France:

https://forvo.com/word/tu_es_un_bon_gar%C3%A7on/#fr
https://forvo.com/word/tu_es_un_g%C3%A9nie_%21/#fr


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Casey982198

My understanding is both of these examples should pronounce the Z, because they are words ending with "s" followed by a word starting with a vowel.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anu234271

Yes because their pronunciation is same


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hamuda_Anfoune

it's called "Les liaisons", it happens with letters "s,t & n". Not exactly sure when or why though! This vid gave me kickstart on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFTgJyWyiYE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Violette540949

No, you do not pronounce the "s" at the end of either word, it is silent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dejanradoj

I pronounce s silent without sound. Like es is e. Suis is sui


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thelid

dont understand what there saying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

Why? It is a question testing if you know the present indicative conjugations of the verb être:

Je suis
Tu es
Il / Elle /On est
Nous sommes
Vous êtes
Ils / Elles sont


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thelid

oh sorry i meant i can't hear them well and i think that they for the test out they should also have a cant hear button like on the lesson though i dont understand why for male "a" is "un ..." unlike females where it is "une..."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

The sound is fine my end. By the way, all French nouns are gendered, masculine or feminine. When you learn new vocabulary it is wise to learn it's gender as well as it's translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thelid

k thanks i'll do that


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anika20082008

Female is with une pronounced Un And males are un pronounced A


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nyaboo13

I know what it was I didn't read


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniella347308

That should be right it still counts


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniella347308

That should be right


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WilliamSwa461324

It's stupid to have a man's voice read this; unless it was Halloween a man would not say this sentence--context clues are important!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MNNLong

I pressed enter before i was done typing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nachik3ta

Its so annoying to pronounce every word multiple time yet they wont identify it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaleAdams1

How do i get the accents on my letters on my keyboard...??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RajaKhader

Both et and es are pronounced same?


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    I just wrote the short form for you nd are


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_Mariette

    That would probably not be accepted because "u" and "r" are not proper English words.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/waliedismy

    I wrote it graçon, but it said there a typo. Dunno why


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_Mariette

    It should be "gARçon", not "gRAçon"...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreindofOofles

    i am a boy for petes sake!!!!!!!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreindofOofles

    i am a boy not a girl


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hikia
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    duo is not working..


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hikia
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    does anyone have any tips on eating more coins?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/John976919

    when are you suppose to put "est" and "es"


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/La_Mariette

    You (singular, informal) ARE = es. He/she/it IS = est


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dejanradoj

    Tu es beau. Elle est beau


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_N1ce_Guy

    ".. you're thinking what i'm thinking?" ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sabya1979

    The correct one i have written but showing wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FoxCubRoyal

    What did you write?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sans_nom18

    Please explain the difference between et and es.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ripcurlgirl

    et is a conjunction meaning "and" while es is the the 2nd person singular present indicative conjugation of the verb être (to be) and means "are".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dejanradoj

    Et is and not like the and but it is like she and he, girl and boy. Une fille et un garçon. And es is are like you are a boy, like Tu es un garçon. Tu es une fille.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liam299257

    "...2nd person singular present indicative conjugation of the verb être…"??? Jesus! We really do love to complicate simplicity ;-) These rules maybe help some people but for me... ils sont ridicules!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/carolinejturner

    This was correct but it came back wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JackieYoung1

    Multiple choice error number 5. 'Es' missed from the sentence but not offered as possible choice. I have been trying for half an hour to get a section of questions where it is possible to get all the answers correct. This just isn't good enough.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Amai

    Arw , speak French is so hard . I tried to speak it for long but ... '' Too aid's an Gard son et je suits an fill . '' . Hmmmm ...... :''(


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom989506

    For the past three, i was exactly right. You say it wrong.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rashmi326728

    I cant understand this line because its not clear at all ... Terrible


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VinitaDixi

    Very hard sentences


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gaz1980

    Put it in correctly but marks it as wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter538150

    I say it correctly but it doesn't register. Is there an option to optimize my mic? Boo-urns.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lqizilb2

    When you misspell something and get it wrong ._.


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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/humam258718

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    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gaurav209209

    I answered correctly but it shows wrong


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/varsha753580

    I want more speaking things


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mecksjr

    I have hearing problems cant hear properly


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/takelacake

    It said type in French and I did and it said I was wrong cuz it wanted English ...this happened before


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/starla495039

    I did it omy!! Et es confuse me!

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