"This is real."
• C'est est vrai."
Well, I don't think so! I wrote "c'est vrai", and it was rejected. (I reported this)
It's still there (September 2014)...I reported it too. Frustrating to be taking a test so I don't need to do all the lessons and have two of my correct answers be marked wrong in a row!
I thought adjectives still have to agree with the noun they're describing. Does this mean one must say "C'est beau" as opposed to "C'est belle" when describing an apple (feminine) ? Thanks
The pronoun ce/c' is masculine singular and therefore any adjective coming after "c'est" (+ other tenses, like "c'était", "ce sera"...) is masculine singular as well.
Strangely enough, I was given the suggestion "c'est est vrai" by duo when I got this wrong. That doesn't even make sense.
I agree, cause he/she is a native speaker. http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/a/c-est-pas-vrai.htm
Why does the spelling of "Réel" change to "Réal" in some of your sentences Duo, is there a rule I'm unaware of?
I had a sentence with "Réal" spelt like that this morning but unfortunately I can't remember what it was , so sorry :[
I'll be sure to make a note of it next time it happens and forward the exact sentence to you or one of the other moderators :]
I was shown "c'est est vrai", which doesn't even parse to me. Can someone explain that sentence. This is is true/real?
I put c'est reél and it marked it wrong and told me "cela est reél" is correct? What is wrong with c'est reél?
"this" is a demonstrative pronoun = ceci est or c'est
"il" is a personal pronoun = he is or it is
I wrote: Ça c'est réel instead of C'est réel. What is the difference between: This is real and It's real?
"Ça, c'est réel" is an emphatic construction with a double, repeated subject.
- it is real = il est réel, elle est réelle, c'est réel
- this is real = c'est réel, ceci est réel
- that is real = c'est réel, cela est réel + ça, c'est réel.
So, wouldn't il est reel be accepted? Sorry I don't have my diacritic added. But I thought that C'est was used if a noun followed the "It is" statement and "Il est" is used for adjectives. This whole "Il est" and "c;est:" set of rules is so confusing.
Please translate personal pronouns to personal pronouns and demonstrative pronouns to demonstrative pronouns whenever it is possible.
- This is real = c'est réel / ceci est réel
- Il est réel = he/it is real.
I thought it was "c'est" when it modified a noun and "il/elle est" when it wasn't.
It is real = Il est réel / Elle est réelle.
This is real = C'est réel / Ceci est réel.
That is real = C'est réel / Cela est réel / Ça, c'est réel.