"Il est naturel que tu deviennes ind├ępendant."

Translation:It is natural that you become independent.

March 28, 2018

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Linda4406

What is wrong with "it's natural for you to become independent"? This is how I'd normally say it in English.

March 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tony979198

Still rejected (August 29, 2018)

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MishaLavrov

Probably just an overlooked translation.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/M.parlange

october 2018. Still rejected

October 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidShill3

My answer "It is natural that you are becoming more independent" was not accepted. Duo wants "... that you become ...".

However in another exercise in this batch the sentence "She doubts that we are becoming more popular" is translated by Duo as "Elle doute que nous devenions plus populaires". So the Subjunctive Present of devenir can equally be translated as "becomes" or "are becoming". I think this indicates that there is nothing wrong with my reply and that Duo is missing a correct answer here.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lulularosa

There is no "more" in the French phrase.

April 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/InvertedGo

You would need the French sentence to be "plus ind├ępendant" for that to work.

July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleIz4

Sounds like we should report it?

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidShill3

Isn't this us reporting it?

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleIz4

Next to the button for "discussion" which brings you into this forum, there is a little flag for "report". When you go into that, it gives you a number of options, the last one of which is "my answer should be accepted". I have reported a number of things, but usually check on the discussion forum first to see if other people can throw any light on it.

August 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkDeVernon

Yes, I noticed the same inconsistency, and have reported it

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IsabelleIz4

Why is "are becoming" wrong?

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/RonBlissett

I have often found that duolingo rejects perfectly correct "free translations" that would be used and understood by English people in favour of rather stodgy littoral word by word translations that would probably only be used by people whose mother tongue is not English.In most cases the only way to progress rapidly through a lesson is to use such word by word littoral translations that you would never use in practice.This is frustrating,but is a price to pay when using a free system which is not programmed to accept all possible correct answers.This has become very apparent in this section dealing with the use of the subjunctive tense.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Patty13647

They do a terrible job of translating the subjunctive. It's worse than any other section I've seen.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kanin922

Why it uses the subjunctive form?

January 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/InvertedGo
July 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mhw38

" ..that you are becoming .."still not accepted Nov. '18

November 29, 2018
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