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"Une vache a quatre estomacs."

Translation:A cow has four stomachs.

April 16, 2018

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

« ventre » vs. « estomac »?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renardo_11

“belly” vs. “stomach?”


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HIHIQY1

is this true?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_M_M_.
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Some say a cow has 4 stomachs. Some say a cow has 1 stomach with 4 different compartments. It's all how you look at it.

Either way, it's not like a human stomach.


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

Rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum.


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

If this nerd's memory serves, it is an arrangement that allows cows to do something humans cannot: digest the cellulose in grass and break it down into molecules they can digest. Cool intestinal bacteria are involved!


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

When do you use ventre or estomac? Are they interchangeable


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

ventre = abdomene, l'extérieur = belly, tummy, gut.

estomac = The internal organ, stomach.


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

Ventre as I understand it, is the outside "belly" (think beer gut), whilst "l'estomac" is an "internal" organ where digestion occurs.

(feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).


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

Thanks for your help


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/koreanjesu5

Appa a huit estomacs


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

Four stomachs... wow... That could really hold a lot of pizza ! ;-)

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