"A roof has covered the building."

Translation:Un toit a couvert le bâtiment.

March 28, 2013

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David98369

Duolingo penalized me for using the word "immeuble" in my French translation of the English sentence, giving the following warning:

Be careful not to confuse "bâtiment" and "immeuble"!

What difference is being referred to? What is wrong with translating "building" in the English sentence with "immeuble"?

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcG598128

i am excellent in French, and i tell you that the ones who created this test are idiots

November 28, 2018

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

In the absence of any hint about the kind of building we are talking about, "bâtiment" and "immeuble" are interchangeable.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LICA98

yet immeuble is still not accepted :/ - -

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkFraser11

I didn't even get a warning. I just got marked wrong. Six years later they not only have not fixed it, they have degraded it. Pathetic.

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcG598128

i reported the answer

November 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShaneBerry6

Well they still haven't changed it, sadly. Just got it wrong for using immeuble.

January 16, 2019

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

Isn't "edifice" building just as "batiment" is? Why wasn't "un toit a couvert l'edifice" accepted?

April 6, 2019

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

I just lost a life for saying "Un toit a couvert l'immeuble"

March 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Daniel589120

Can we say "Un toit a recouvert le bâtiment."?

April 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/whitesugar4

What's wrong with these pronunciations

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dandylion112

Used bâtisse and said it was wrong

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dimana442943

immeuble should be accepted. in other instances, batiment is not accepted when it should be

June 22, 2019

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

Pourquoi pas "édifice" ?

August 8, 2019
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