why you use "is reading". why don't you use read???
Both "is reading" and "reads" (note the S in "reads") are accepted.
That is not true
I agree. My use of "reads" was not accepted.
Edit: Oh wait, I said the man was reading THE letters. He was just reading letters. No "les", only a "des".
"The man is reading the letters" is wrong? Why? It says that the correct answer is: "The man is reading letters".. What's with the "des"?
Des is to make "lettres" plural
I thought "des" was to make "une" plural.
Why is the man is reading the letters wrong?
Because "reading THE letters" and "reading letters" are different.
The letters might be some kind of letters mentioned before whereas letters alone can mean all the letters
shouldn't it say SOME letters. Isn't that what "DES lettres" means
Some was accepted too.
‘Lit’ sounded like two syllables when the speaker said it
Why is the duolingo not translating "des" in this case?
Because "des" is absolutely necessary in French, but is optional in English. The only close equivalent of "des" in English is the word "some", which you don't need to add.
i know i'm speaking it properly and get a "wrong"
On the fast audio, it sounds like 'L'homme dit des lettres'.
Lit? Lisons? A little help on the conjugation of to read please
'The man reads the letters' feels like it ought to be accepted as well... Just saying.
No, it can’t be accepted. You must learn the articles properly if you want to learn French. “Des lettres” is very different from “les lettres”.
Got an answer wrong by saying "The man reads the letters." It should be accepted as well I think.. Both are present tense..
No. The problem is with the article. “Reads the letters” is very different from “reads letters”. You must learn the articles to learn French properly.
The man is reading letters is not correct?
Why cant it be: the man reads letters?