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"Emotions come and go, but feelings remain."

Translation:Les émotions vont et viennent, mais les sentiments restent.

April 19, 2018

14 Comments


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

Why is the order important here? "viennent et vont" is marked wrong. Does is just sound off to native French speakers?


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

Yes, it sounds off. Call it idiomatic. The "aller" part always goes before "venir". In English, you always say "come" first before "go."


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

This is very good to know (thank you), but I still think the reverse order should be accepted as an actual translation of the english sentence


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patty13647

Was there a clue to that somewhere?


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

I am Norwegian and I struggle with the difference between emotion and feeling. To me they are synonymous. Is there such a difference?


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

Here's a nice article to read about emotions and feelings:
https://www.laughteronlineuniversity.com/feelings-vs-emotions/


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

I think native English speakers struggle with this as well. Ironically, if the word sentiment was used in the English translation, this would reduce the confusion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave759367

Great explanation - makes sense - no reason - it just is. Phone app doesn't allow reference to this kind of info, which is an important element of learning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteveKnowl6

Why go and come when the text said come and go?


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

The natural order in French is "aller et venir". It's the reverse in English: "come and go".


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

Très interessant!


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

"and" usually joins two equal terms


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/K9nF4

Come and go but viennent and vont is marked incorrect?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emmajames15

It should be "emotions go and come, but feelings remain" according to the answer

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