"Je porte mon maillot de bain à la plage."

Translation:I wear my bathing suit at the beach.

April 2, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Francie572274

Why would "I wear my bathing suit to the beach" not be accepted as well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chantastic92

I put that as well and it's still not accepted as of May 25, 2018. :( How can you tell the difference between "to the beach" and "at the beach"? Someone could certainly put their bathing suit on at home and head to the beach while wearing it (maybe under clothes).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CSA_GW
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+1

waiting for further talks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

I'm guessing that Duo is being picky, (shocking, I know), but technically speaking , wearing something To the beach, is not precisely the same as wearing something At the beach. (that's my best guess)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLYR0

Swimming costume is customary in England.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rahar109

I also put that and had it marked wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wanda655505

Swimsuit and bathing suit are the same thing in American English. "I wore my swimsuit to the beach." Needs to be accepted. July-6-2018


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alan300016

Swimming costume should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Katherine188358

"... To the beach" still not accepted as of 8 October 2018.


[deactivated user]

    "Swim suit" "Swimming suit" Is there a difference? Both should be allowed.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

    I agree. Both should be accepted.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/brian.gent1

    Why isn't i wear my swimming costume at the beach acceptable?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/semaphoredm

    'bathers' or 'swimmers' used in Australia. 'bathing costume' rarely.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MtBuller

    Swimsuit or bathers


    [deactivated user]

      "Bathing costume"...... "Bathing suit" both should be accepted


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoff545323

      Bathing costume is usual english term in uk


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MtBuller

      I carry my swimsuit to the beach


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

      For those whose mother tongue is not English; I often wonder what they visualise when they see things like "bathing suit" or "costume". Do images of: jackets, ties, big red clown noses, cufflinks, oversized shoes, and the like fill their minds? And then they get to watch us argue about which one of our absurdities is Best... (ut oh, i promised myself I wasn't going to do Duolingo after 3am, anymore)...


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim606185

      Please add Swimming Costume. I'll never remember bathing suit. (Do you wear a tie with it?)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

      @Jim606185

      (only if it has stripes)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meedeegeegee

      Is there a more compact French term for bathing suit, the equivalent of Australian terms such as BATHERS or SWIMMERS or TOGS?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ant.H

      Simply "maillot"


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valelse

      I wear my swimming suit at the beach should be accepted.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MtBuller

      I wear my swimsuit at the beach


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZBku3ls4

      So how would one say "I am carrying/bringing my bathing suit to the beach"? You know, you'll not wear it on public transport to the beach, but change into once there?

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