because "oreille" starts with a vowel sound and the conflict A-O should be avoided, hence the use of "mon" in front of feminine words starting with a vowel sound.
Oiseaux and oiseau are pronounced the same. If it's a listening exercise how are we suppose to make the difference?
There is no difference. You can check with Google/Translate, type the French words on the French part and click on the small loudspeaker. The voice is different from the one on Duolingo, that gives you an alternative hearing.
Yes, but in real life if we are actually speaking to someone, how are we supposed to detect the difference?
The "mon" here means "my" but it is singular. "Mes" is the plural version. So "mon(1) oiseau." And "mes(2+) oiseaux".
Whats the problem with "My bird is red" instead of "My red bird" ??? Pls help.
Because "My bird is red" translates to "Mon oiseau est rouge". My red bird is "mon oiseau rouge"
"mon, ton, son, ma, ta, sa, notre, votre, leur, mes, tes, ses, nos, vos, leurs" are possessive adjectives translating "my, your, his, her, our, your, their":
I'm having a hard time understanding what she is saying even with words I know. Oiseau sounded like orzo to me. :)
"Mon" is used with masculine nouns and female nouns starting with a vowel. "Ma" is used with feminine nouns starting with a consonant. They both mean "my".
Clarification: mon is used with all masculine nouns and the feminine nouns starting with a vowel.
"mon oiseau rouge" and "mon petit garçon" ==>which is correct, adj+noun or noun+adj??
It would have been really helpful if you could post the links in hypertext. I use the android app for duo and I am not able to copy the url you shared. It's only a request. I'm already very grateful for all the help you have given in all the threads. I've learnt a lot from your posts alone. Mille mercis :)
Am I the only one who feels like all French sentences can have romantic/sexual meaning :) :D :D