"Je suis une araignée."

Translation:I am a spider.

March 23, 2013

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Je suis Peter Parker.

March 9, 2014


La araignée comes from the myth of Arachne, which is a good way to remember spiders are feminine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachne

March 23, 2013


yes, with an apostrophe because of the conjunction of la and a word starting with a vowel: l'araignée

March 23, 2013


D'oh! I keep making that mistake. (Le and La being shortened to L' before vowels.) I'm used to Spanish where you write it out every time (El and La). I have to re-train my brain. :)

March 23, 2013


I'm the other way around. I'm used to French and only ever use 'los' in Spanish because we only have 'les' en français.

March 7, 2014


that was exactly what I was thinking right then and there. I LOVE GREEK MYTHOLOGY! I know about every single one there is. P.S. (My knowledge did not originate from the Percy Jackson series although that rocks as well...) :)

June 3, 2014


thanks. i also remember the fact that some female spider eats male spider and female spider are usually larger than the male spider. therefore, feminine is for arachnids.

February 12, 2014


yes. but fyi, this is not always the case. the diving bell male is larger than the female

July 22, 2014


woah! Learning about languages and spiders!

November 26, 2014


Yes... ty for the lingot. that is, i'm assuming it was you.

November 27, 2014


I think it was me! oh well, here's a lingot, just in case.

November 27, 2014


Haha thanks.... have it back

November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014


I also use this story to remember this word )) and it's really need to pay attention to article in this lesson cause duo-voice pronounces it like 'UN araignee'

December 4, 2013


well.. If you pay attention.. you could hear "iun" = une.. when it's "un", it's sounds diferent, like "an".

April 25, 2014


Last time I checked I was a bird, then I was a lion, now i'm a spider? Stop playing games with me duolingo, I am very aware i'm a potato in reality.

July 16, 2014


Not just a potato but a kawaii potato ^_^

August 15, 2014


Just out of curiosity, how would one say "Spiderman" in French?

December 29, 2013



December 30, 2013


here's a nugget of trivia: batman in french is.... 'le batman'

February 11, 2014


gruff and tough voice je suis la nuit. je suis le batman.

August 22, 2014


could this also mean, "I follow a spider"?

March 27, 2014


Yes it could.

March 27, 2014


I was marked wrong for that translation; I'm reporting it.

April 19, 2014


Today I got an e-mail from Sitesurf from Duolingo, saying that they now accept this translation.
Thanks Sitesurf and all Duolingo team!

April 21, 2014


That is amusing. "Following a spider" would hardly be my first thought, but that is a correct translation. This place tickles me. . .sometimes like a spider walking on my arm. I've reported quite a few translations that seem to afford more than one correct answer, but have never received an email. Of course, I was probably way off base at least 90% of the time. Embarrassing. How did you report it YahyaZuhair?

May 12, 2014


once I finished Verbs: Present 2 lessons and learnt that suis could mean to follow, this sentence made more sense to me; as if I was following a spider that's going to hunt some insect trapped in its web.

when I was exposed to this question doing a revision, I put my answer as "I follow a spider" and was marked wrong.
whenever, you're marked wrong with a question, you can Report a Problem, if you think there's a problem with the question, of course...
and here we are :)

May 13, 2014


Je suis Lord Varys

April 17, 2014


I am a bitsy spider who climbed up the water spout, down came the rain and washed me spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain drops and me itsy bitsy spider.....

June 25, 2014


Is the "une" even pronounced, or is it just me? I seriously cannot hear the "une" :-(

January 30, 2014


Why don't you pronounce the s? ( it's next to a vowel)

May 7, 2013


I'm just starting to learn French, but I learned French diction several years ago because I'm an opera singer. From what I can gather, it seems that spoken French is getting lax about liaisons (pronouncing the consonants next to vowels). I believe it would still be correct to pronounce the s if you wanted to. In sung French, we almost always do the liaison, because it makes the line flow better.

May 24, 2013


You are most welcome!

May 24, 2013


Can't you say female spider

May 15, 2014


You don't need to actually. Une araignée is the generic that we keep when it is the female spider; and only when we specifically refer to a male spider, we use "une araignée mâle".

November 27, 2014


I swear, in the normal-speed version, it sounds like she's saying l'araignée...

July 21, 2014
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