"La femme mange une pizza."
Translation:The woman is eating a pizza.
This is my second time through the duo tree due to the revisions. Thank you for adding the word "pizza"to the vocabulary list. Very useful word
Yes, we added it in the early lessons because it's transparent. Pizza is pizza in both languages. It helps keep the focus on the other parts of the sentence.
Yes thank you for adding, Duolingo, especially in one of the beginning levels! Now I know that "pizza" is the same in French as in English, otherwise i would not know and would be wondering how to translate one of the favorite foods of Americans......Duo, you know what you're doing!
Maybe you spelled it wrong or your phone iPad computer Etc was not working properly and might have had a computer virus
A virus affecting specifically one specific question of a specific app?... Hmm...
I can't believe how incredibly difficult it is to understand what they're saying. With Spanish they say exactly what is spelled out . With French it's all nuance.....and half the letters are never sounded out. How does anyone ever learn this?!?!?! My frustration level is through the roof.
I completely agree. They pronouce "es" & "et" exactly the same way: "eh". What the point in even having a variety of words? It's a very frustrating language compared to other European languages. It seems that the French just can't be bothered with saying a word in its entirety.
My translation is also correct: The woman eats a pizza = The woman is eating a pizza But it is marked as incorrect!
I've learned from other courses that variations for each word have to be input manually by the volunteers for each sentence, so there will always be a few sentences where your preferred synonym has been missed.
I am comfused too becuse i roed the womenis eating a pizza but it was not corect
Where does the is come from in the French? All the words say "The woman eating a pizza" but the answer says there is an is in the sentence but the word est isn't in the sentence.
Firstly, you should try not to translate word-for-word. You will get in trouble. Do not expect an "est" in French just because there is an "is" in English.
Secondly, there is one present tense in French. There are at least two in English: simple present and present continuous. Both of these English tenses map to the single present tense in French. In other words, "mange" means BOTH "eats" (simple present) and "is eating" (present continuous). Context will tell you which one it is.
- mange = eats OR is eating
- La femme mange une pizza = The woman eats a pizza OR The woman is eating a pizza.
Remember this rule throughout your French course and you will do fine.
So, in french the dont have the gerund? Because in English its "ing" Portuguese "ndo," and in Spanish is similar to Portuguese.
French has a “gerund,” but it does not have an “is verb-ing” construction or any kind of continuous tense. So “is eating” is translated simply as “mange”.
If it’s important to say that the action is happening at this precise moment, you can use “la femme est is en train de manger one pizza.”
How come "L'femme" is incorrect, but in other sentences, "La femme is incorrect?
I think the translation should be: eating pizza, cause pizza is uncountable. So you cannot say "a pizza" just in the contex that he is eating a complete pizza
i dont see why it said i did it incorrectly when all i did was put "un". why does it bave to be "une" ? just because a woman is eating it?? smfh
All French nouns have gender. A pizza is always feminine in French, no matter who's eating it. You will still and always need "une" even if a man is eating it.
My answer was correct but it didn't accept that. The correct answer was as same as mine.
When is it appropriate to use 'un' instead of 'une' in this type of sentence?
Every French noun has a gender. Look up and learn the gender of the noun. Since “pizza” is feminine, use “une”. If the noun is masculine, use “un.”
The simple present "has" is about possession or ownership. It is not clear that it is about eating.
If you know the difference between "the" and "a" in English, then you know the difference between "la" and "une" in French.
- La femme mange une pizza. = The woman eats a pizza.
- La femme mange la pizza. = The woman eats the pizza.