"Le journal de vingt heures a une nouvelle présentatrice."

Translation:The eight o'clock news has a new announcer.

April 14, 2018

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    I have never heard of anchorwoman so I put presenter (male or female)


    Sure. "Présentateur/présentatrice" = presenter, announcer, newscaster, or in gender-specific terms, an anchorman or anchorwoman. And no, you don't have to say "anchorwoman" or "anchorman". You may use the generic "announcer" or "news anchor".


    I said “host” and it was marked wrong. In this day and age I don’t think it would ever occur to me to call a female TV host a “hostess.”


    I'm not sure if there's a TV show in France named « Le journal de vingt heures », I put "The newspaper of twenty hours" which does not make sense for me.


    I believe it's the 8 o'clock TV news program (Vingt heures) on France deux


    France deux? Is that a TV channel?


    Yes it is. More correctly simply France 2. It's one of several government owned channels


    I am also confused with de vingt heures meaning eight hours, WHY


    Because it’s using the 24-hour clock which is common in Europe. So 20H/20:00 = 8:00PM


    They use that title on the biggest public channel, France 2 as well as on the biggest private channel, TF1.


    I put "The eight o'clock news has a new hostess." and was marked wrong. The correct answer as given by Duo is "The eight o'clock news has a new host." Une presentatrice is not a hostess, but a host?


    English is weird when it comes to gender (just like most languages!). I'd never use "hostess" for a female presenter, calling her a "host" instead. I'd only use "hostess" for a flight attendant or someone who had organised a get together.


    Thanks, buddy.


    What's the difference between my answer and duolingo answer: my answer - the eight O'clock news has a new announcer. Duolingo - the news has a new eight O'clock announcer. ???? The meaning is the same as Duo.


    Why is presenter not accepted???


    I don't know, never heard of it, but anchor or newscaster would be more American.

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