"Il y a des casquettes violettes."
Translation:There are purple caps.
I understand that "There are purple caps" is correct, but why is "There are some purple caps" marked incorrect?
My only guess of why Duo didn't accept is that 'some' isn't necessary in this sentence in English, but I think it should be correct.
I have the same question. Would a moderator please comment on when "des" can mean "some" and when it cannot. Thank you.
I'm getting a bit fed up of this too, des can also mean some but the answer scheme does not allow for this, this is happening time and again.
It can be a grey, uncertain area. Caps generally have a visor, but never have a brim. Hats usually have a brim, but some do not. You may see women's wedding hats without a brim, but they are still hats, because they are more elaborate and/or grander.
"There are some purple caps" was the only accepted answer in another lesson. Make up your mind, Duolingo!
violets v violettes thought it was a le la thing but no and i do not understand the logic???
Casquettes is feminine plural, therefore it goes with violettes. Violet (Masc. S.) Violette (Fem. S.) Violets (Masc. P.) Violettes (Fem. P.)
Wait a minute, I thought colours that derive from nouns, e.g. orange, marron, don't take an -s for plurals. Is Violette not derived from the flower violet? Is this an exception to the exception?
how do you know if a word is feminine or masculine to use violets or violettes please?
I put "some" too, but i dont let it bother me. All languages have exceptions. I just take note and move on.
I think it means, "There are purple caps" and "There are some purple caps".
I totally agree with the above. The sentence makes a lot more sense when 'some' is included and to my mind is a perfectly legitimate translation. Come on Duolingo, get with it!
Does the audio sound odd to me? The 'v' in violettes sounds like the 's' in vision.
Hat and cap can be interchangeable words for the same head clothing item. That said, they are two different words and I can understand that the translation needs to be kept true.