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

"The book is nice, even though it is dirty."

March 23, 2013

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

Why "il est" and not "c'est"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joel-Iowan

I have the same question.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kure.neoperene

If you say "c'est" it's like you are pointing at someting and saying "this is dirty". In french things have genders, so the book is a he, not an it. You have to say "he is dirty".


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

Why agreable (correct e spelling) is not acceptable? It means "Nice" too


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

I may be wrong, but I think that "joli" means nice in the sense that it is physically attractive. Agreeable means pleasant and enjoyable in nonphysical way, like a personality trait.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike_Lakelly88

because Doulingo only accept "nice" and "pretty" for joli/jolie, don't ask me why...


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

bien does not work either for "nice" :O


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

Why "alors" and not "quand même"?


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

Same question


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

why can't nice be translated as bon? what's the difference between bon and beau ?


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

"beau" means beautiful.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke124

Can we not use the word "génial" for nice? The system rejected génial and gave the correct answer as "nice"! Is nice now used in French?


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

"génial" just means genius. For example, if someone solves a complicated math problem you'd say "Tu es génial!" (you're a genius).


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

I have heard en seen translated on TV "génial" as "awesome" "génial" is an adjective which can be only translated into "a genius", because the English word "genial" means something quite different.


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

Maybe in some cases it's similar to the British "brilliant". It doesn't necessarily mean that a person is highly intelligent but rather that something is great!

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