"Je suis une femme et tu es un homme."
Translation:I am a woman and you are a man.
It gave you an English sentence and asked you to fill in the blank?
Or did it give you the French sentence "Je suis une femme et tu _ un homme." with the options "es" and "et"? If that was it, "es" is correct, it is the conjugation of the verb "être" (to be) for 2nd pers. sing. in present tense (tu).
If you read IPA, it's /ɛ/ (if you're into technical explanations, here is the Wikipedia page on it). It's roughly equivalent to the vowel sound in the English "says".
There's a complication when it's followed by a word beginning with a vowel, however. In this case, the "s" is pronounced, attached to the beginning of the next word - "Tu e-Zune femme". This is called a liaison. More info about those here.
I went back to try out the newly downloaded "CROWN" basic level (in phone app) .. "Je suis une femme et tu ES un homme".. I answewed " ....... tu EST un homme" and it was marked incorrect. I am almost sure "EST" was correct in previous lessons??... Can someone please enlighten me? Also, i had a lot of other fails due to minor English typo's which were never an issue in the older version.. I am only on my second BASIC lesson so far (Yikes!)
Ok thanks for that. Now I am going to have to get used to this correction. Just FYI, or for anyone who can help.. I started back at the Basic level of the new CROWN update. Yes it seems useful and very comprehensive but the repetition is beyond boring for a more advanced user (and I am far from being an expert). Also, after completing all levels of the first Basic section, I have returned today to discover that none of my effoets were saved and now I have to do the whole bleeping thing all over again! Je suis une femme tres agacee! Grrrrgh! (P.S. This applies to both my phone app and website account.. Oh, ..and Duo also forgot my password, which I had to reset. I am not impressed!!) Thanks.
Do remember that you don't have to get all 5 crowns in a skill before you move on. You can get the whole tree to 1, then to 2, then to 3... On my ES<-FR tree I'm going through a row at a time, one lesson in each skill in the next row every day until they're at 3 crowns (if one skill in the row gets to 3 before the others I just drop it for the moment), then move on to the next row, repeat. I find that helps with boredom; on the other hand it means slow progress. But to speed up I could just increase the number of lessons I do in each skill every day.
I'm having difficulty with the pronuciation of some words, such as femme, et, es, and homme. I'm hearing it slightly different everytime their used but that could just be me, and the voice either reads it too fast for me to grasp or the voice is too "mechanical" for me to understand. Please help!
Frankly, the TTS is very far from perfect (especially the female voice) and I recommend learning pronunciation elsewhere. For pronunciation of single words and common phrases, I highly recommend Forvo.com. You can listen to recordings by native speakers, often more than one. For example, if you search for "tu es", it will bring up "tu es" by itself, with 5 different pronunciations, and other words and phrases containing "tu es" as well. If you're into technical explanations, I also recommend that you give the Wikipedia article on French phonology a read. In fact, I recommend it even if you aren't. I didn't think I was until I gave it a chance and now I'm really into it. :) This video series is also well worth a watch. 1, 2, 3.
No, "est" is 3rd person singular (il/elle/on est) and "es" is 2nd person singular (tu es). The full conjugation of "to be" in simple present:
|je suis||nous sommes|
|tu es||vous êtes|
|il/elle est||ils/elles sont|
"et" is also wrong, that's the conjunction "and".
Just so you know when whoever does the voice femme and fille sound so similar its hard to tell what she is actually saying. For instants like when the want you to spell what they say in french the will say je suis une femme but the only way you can tell if its actually femme or fille is if they add a et tu es un homme or garçon because the will always put homme with femme and garçon with fille. I dont know if you can fix it to where they sound a little different or not but i hope you can resolve the issue some way because i keep getting it wrong because of that. I wanted to post this on a more relevant question but it wouldnt allow anymore comments on the question it actually applied to.
I accidentally typed in 'ar' instead of 'are' which is annoying. I honestly think that they shouldn't say that the answer is wrong because of a small spelling mistake, I mean what if you are very bad at spelling (that would be very unfair). I feel like they should change that on the next update. Please can other people comment if they agree or disagree