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"Is it a mouse? No, it is a rat."

Translation:C'est une souris ? Non, c'est un rat.

April 22, 2018



Or "est-ce"

February 24, 2019


"Est-ce une souris ? Non c'est un rat." was rejected.

March 3, 2019


I'm not sure why because this translation has been on the list of accepted translations since the sentence was created, over a year ago.

March 4, 2019


Please can you explain why "il est une souris? Non, c'est un rat" is not correct?

July 28, 2018


"Il est" or "elle est" have to change to "c'est" before a modified noun, which is a noun preceded by a determiner.

  • C'est une souris, c'est un rat, c'est sa fille, c'est cet homme...

In plural "ils sont" and "elles sont" also have to change to "ce sont":

  • Ce sont des souris, ce sont des rats, ce sont mes filles, ce sont ces hommes, etc.

Please read this: http://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/cest-versus-il-elle-est

July 31, 2018


What's wrong with using "Est-ce que....."?

January 25, 2019
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