"Leurs relations étaient plutôt orageuses."

Translation:Their relationships were rather stormy.

April 16, 2018



leur relation était plutôt orageuse

rejected --

I got the spoken version -- does not the singular sound the same?

May 21, 2018


I'm not sure if there's supposed to be a liaison between "relations" and "étaient" (the female voice doesn't say one there, I haven't heard how the male voice says it), but there are definitely no other audible clues as to it being singular or plural.

June 6, 2018


Neither the male nor female voices have a lisaison there. I agree that the singular and plural versions of the sentence seem to be identical aurally...

October 1, 2018


Absolutely no difference, impossible to tell them apart when spoken.

November 10, 2018


It may be the case that Leur relation était plutôt orageuse doesn't make any sense, in which case only the plural should be accepted.

December 5, 2018


It makes sense to me in French, and I would rather say that it's rather the opposite, the singular came first to my mind.

December 7, 2018


yes, they sound the same, so the singular should also be accepted

May 22, 2018


In general Duolingo doesn't seem to realize that sometimes spoken sentences can be ambiguous.

June 19, 2018


Orageuses Daniels?

June 10, 2018


Their relationships were fairly stormy was rejected, but "rather stormy" was given as correct. Either should be ok.

July 13, 2018


leur relation etait plutot orageux - is this not correct according to the audio only question when there is no difference to be heard between singular and plural? (accents aside)

December 29, 2018


Well, it takes Duolingo a very long time to accept 'leur relation était plutôt orageuse' as a correct response!

March 15, 2019


Still not accepted March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019


Their relationships were fairly stormy - not accepted - corrected to their relations were fairly stormy. WHY?

August 12, 2018


Happened to me, too. I would have wanted to use ‘tempestuous’, too…

April 29, 2019
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