Why is "we offer red wine or white" wrong? Isn't it technically what the sentence says?
We offer red wine or white is a perfectly acceptable translation in English, the error here is Duo's.
Agreed. I'll report it and see if they change it. They've changed two other ones that I have reported.
I just tried it. Duolingo still doesn't accept that translation, which is quite a literal one.
I tried the same, though with "suggest" for the verb. Still wrong. I'm curious, too.
We offer red wine or white is grammatically incorrect. The colours (red and white) serve as adjectives in this sentence, and describe the type of wine being offered. If you put white at the end of wine, it no longer serves as an adjective.
It's not grammatically incorrect, it just uses ellipsis, which is something we do all the time in speech. In English it's more unnatural to repeat the noun twice
"We propose red or white wine." Although "propose" doesn't really fit into context with this sentence, proposer's translation into English is "to propose".
I don't think as an English speaker that "we propose red wine or white" is incorrect. Maybe slightly awkward. But it marked that wrong.
I believe that because 《 rouge ou blanc 》isn't part of BANGS or BRANGS, you read it after 《du vin》but is translated so that it goes before it. The official translation would be "We offer red or white wine" rather than "We offer red wine or white" because the adjectives go together and the subject is on its own.
if you understood then well done i guess
Yes, I think after some months I have changed my mind on this one. If you break down the sentence: we offer wine, we offer red wine, we offer red or white wine.. The two adjectives red or white, which go after the noun in French, go before the noun in English.
"Proppser" also means "to propose" according to every dictionary I've checked so far.
Whether in English of French, "propose" works just fine as a synonym for "suggest" or "offer."
I agree with the audio being horrible. I can't understand them sometimes. They speak to fast and have a strong accent.
I find the audio much better on my desktop computer with external speakers than on my iPad. That said, the female voice is often muffled, so I hear, for example, "les enfants" instead of "mes enfants"