"Cette dame est une cuisinière parisienne."

Translation:This lady is a Parisian cook.

April 2, 2018



Sorry, Duolingo, but you should accept "this woman." No one in common speech would say "lady."

December 12, 2018


I thought that the article was omitted when describing a person's profession, i.e. not " Cette dame est une cuisiniere" but simply, "Cette dame est cuisiniere".

November 3, 2018


When there's an adjective you have to go back to using the article. (An exception to the exception to the rule!)

February 8, 2019


Thank you! I had not read that anywhere.

March 11, 2019


Why is "une" included here?

June 17, 2018


Why is 'chef' not acceptable here?

December 2, 2018


"Chef" in French means boss or leader, not cook.

March 17, 2019


Since it is a lady we are talking about, would not "Parisienne" be the more appropriate and polite word to use, as in "That lady is a Parisienne cook."? Conversely, "Ce monsieur est un cuisinier parisien." would be "That gentleman is a Parisian cook."

April 2, 2018


English adjectives are invariable. We use "Parisian" for both men and women.

June 25, 2018


parisian is an adjective and as such does not take a gender a parisian lady and a parisian gentleman. Parisienne is French and parisian is English!

April 6, 2018


If you were to visit the Oxford English Dictionary you would see this;

Definition of Parisienne in English:

Parisienne noun A Parisian girl or woman.

 adjective Relating to Paris; Parisian. 
‘the most famous Parisienne brasserie in the world’

 ‘Parisienne haute couture’

 Origin Mid 17th century: French, feminine of parisien ‘Parisian’.

Source; https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/parisienne

April 6, 2018

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    It's not the normal word in English, and you wouldn't use it normally.

    ...which is to say, it's a word primarily used by pretentious English speakers trying to seem 'haute' by pretending to know or be French.

    August 3, 2018


    Probably my friend but as we are all starting from scratch with this new system may be it is better to keep it simple .You are referring to famous Parisiennes and this cook apparently is not a head chef.

    April 6, 2018
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