"The apple is red."

Translation:La pomme est rouge.

March 30, 2013

398 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/language88791

I get cofused with est an es

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/witchcrvft

Es always goes with Tu.

October 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyaaTaha

Tu is the only word in which 'es' follows?

November 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

je suis, tu es, il est, nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont.

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jordan726490

nice

June 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanMorroll

I am, you are, he is, we are, you [formal] are, they [group including a male] are

Is that correct?

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Appoox

Thank you

February 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Roxanne725995

Yeah, i don't get it.

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

(Edited version)

It will be easier if you learn the verb form together with the subject person: "je suis"="I am" instead of each word separately: "je"="I" and "suis"="am". If you learn them together you know which one to use in which case, since "tu es"="you are" while "il/elle est"=he/it/she/it is. If you learn them word by word you will find yourself in the situation of wondering which one you are to use for "are" in each case: "es", "sommes", êtes" or "sont".

The verb être (=to be) in present tense indicative:

Je suis=I am

Tu es=you are (singular informal you)

Il/elle/on est=he/it/she/it/one is

Nous sommes=we are

Vous êtes=you are (singular formall you or plural informal/formal you)

Ils/elles sont=they are

The first three cases are all for singular subjects and the last three are all for plural subjects. Vous is a special case; it is both singular and plural.

April 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/itaypoliti

Great explanation! But I still don't understand what is the difference between "Tu es" and "Vous etes". aren't they mean the same - "You are"?

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Sorry, I was unclear.

Tu is always in in the singular meaning of you, and in French the more informal address.

Vous is both singular and more formal than tu, and plural and both informal and formal.

So, there are four kind of you in French: singular informal, singular formal, plural informal and plural formal. But only two forms: tu for singular informal and vous for the rest.

Tu es=you are (singular informal you)

Vous êtes=you are (singular formal you or plural informal/formal)

The context makes it clear when using the vous forms of address whether it is singular or plural.

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bantonlindgren

Yes but "tu" is singular and "vous" is plural, so "vous etes" refers at a group of people rather than just one individual.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/itaypoliti

So if "vous etes" refers to a group, why not saying "ils/elles sont"? How "vous etes" refers to a group if it's means "you are"? "you" is singular.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IhaveAsister

The usage of "you" in English took me awhile to get comfortable with. I've found the best way of think about "vous" is to compare it to the phrase "y'all" (as in 'you all'). In English, one might say "you are" or "y'all are". Additionally (to make this more confusing), "vous" is used when addressing someone formally even if it is one person: "monseur Président, vous êtes un bon homme!"

August 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bantonlindgren

"ils/elles" means them, so even though it refers to a group of people it's not the same form.

"You" can be used both in singular and plural form, in the latter form one refers to a group of people that includes you.

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/itaypoliti

A group of people that includes me is "We". So you are telling me that "vous êtes" and "Nous sommes" are the same?

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bantonlindgren

No I said "you", not "me". You in plural is a group that includes you, not a group that includes me.

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/itaypoliti

Okay I got it now. Thank you very much :)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bantonlindgren

you're welcome :)

April 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

itay, you are ( vous êtes, formal, is sing. You are, informal, plural. tu and vous mean YOU, so when you talk to many persons, vous, you speak to them directly. Vous sortez? You go out? If you say ils sortent, they go out, you're not talking to the persons who go out, but you're telling someone that they go out/ ils sortent. When you talk ABOUT someone, they,re not vous, but ils.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/aaaronjohn

Because vous eyes adresses undefined group of people and ils is for boys and elles for girls. It's hard cause in English it's simplified. So you got YOU (GROUP OF PPL) ARE - VOUS, YOU (GROUP OF BOYS) ARE - ILS, YOU (GROUP OF GIRLS) ARE - ELLES

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

banton- not ex actly. Vous, can be both, sing. and plural. If I talk to an older person, or to the Prime Minister of my country, I won't say tu, but vous, sing (formal). For informal vous, it's plural : les enfants allez vous coucher /children go to bed.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FissleWine

Formality...I think

February 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/deeptaramki

But in etre conjugation u got to use a particular thing for a perticular thing u cant say tu etes or vous es (all languages have a rule)

April 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/shahkar.al

That was very helpful.thanks :)

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Madison_Beaty

Thanks, I will follow your advice and you! That is very helpful in my situation

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Madison_Beaty

Thanks, I am going to follow up on your advice. That is very important in my situation.

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JillCarlie

This was so helpful! Thank you!

February 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jay320212

where can i learn sentence vise?

May 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/nursyuhaid2

thanks for your explanation

December 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Leigha36447

????

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

One of the disadvantages of learning Spanish and French, if you are.

December 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SOisme

Je suis, Yo soy! Il est tre dificile!

January 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tgrand98

Oui

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IsraelSilv15

Definitely. I kno Spanish, English, sign language and learning french.

February 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/szabomihai0

est is for ''il'' ''elle'' and es is for ''tu''

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Blattinum

The es always reminds me of spanish. lol But yeah, est confuses me. but i guess i get it now.

July 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor-Scott4

I'm trying to learn this after spanish so now e is feminine and it's Difficult at times

November 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/4804271205

Me too.

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane328657

mee too!!!

March 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AmnonPicker

Thanks, I understand

April 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/b.kober

Agreed. They just sprang "it" on us in all its forms without explaining it first.

January 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/NatyJqz92.

Me too

February 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferOl242354

Yes, it is important. OMG

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annavogne

Est means is and es i dont know

April 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Majka505

Po polsku ja tu z polski hello

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Maia-Amber

Me 2

November 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AChavez27

I feel you

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisferrell99

You mean est and et? Just remember that the 3 letter word is the 2 letter word et, and the 2 letter word is, is the 3 letter word. Its just switched

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SeoChoiJiyeon

Thank you very much. :D

March 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/daybreaker3

me too i miss it every time

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SeoChoiJiyeon

ㅠㅠ I hate when I miss it.

March 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Coracotton

Indeed -_-

April 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/daybreaker3

anytime you use "Tu" the "es" always follows. est is the rest of the time I found. es=am

April 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Not quite. The verb être=to be has, like every other French verb, six conjugations i present tense indicative depending on who am/are/is. English just have those three, and for other verbs just two conjugations, which makes the handling of French verbs tricky for those used to English.

I would like to advice you to always remember all verb forms together with its pronoun, otherwise will you end up with many French verb forms with the same English verb form translation and no idea when to use which form in French. So, Je suis=I am instead of je=I and suis=am.

Je suis=I am

Tu es=You are (singular informal you)

Il/elle/on est=he/it/she/it is

Nous sommes=we are

Vous êtes=you are (singular formal you or plural informal/formal you)

Ils/elles sont=they are (ils for all masculine or mixed gender they, elles for all feminine they)

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Monyguther

Me 2

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/GeorgiaP123

same here :D

June 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DaniellaFranco56

I know right!? XD

June 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jamestaylor12

IK Leave a reply

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Albertflamez

Est is always used for the first person singular ie.il and elle and es is used for the second person singular tu

September 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

albert- very wrong- Est, always used for il/elle, 3rd pers. sing. je suis, is the first person. sing. Il and elle have nothing to do with est. je suis, tu es, il est, nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jamestaylor12

DHNGFHGFFFSSRTHEWSRTHSDFHSGGRSSRTGHWARTGSRTGLeave a reply

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitigya

i didn't know that apple is feminine

July 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/frenchguitar

me too. I'm starting to wonder if the designation of feminine/masculine thing is mostly arbitrary with objects.

September 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

Most feminine nouns end with e like femme, fille and pomme, but there are a few exceptions so you will have to learn the exceptions. Fromage ends with e but it is masculine

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/siddhutsg

What does 'fromage' mean. I've heard 'omlette de fromage' in Dexter's Laboratory (I think)

February 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CallMeAnja

It means "cheese," I think.

February 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Watawkichaw

it is a bit silly that you cant use a universal "the" in many languages. there's something like 4-5 ways to say "the" in german. but, hey, that's why we're here.

January 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NewtonWren

The sex of words really is arbitrary. As Twain put it, "In German, a young lady has no sex, while a turnip has. Think what overwrought reverence that shows for the turnip, and what callous disrespect for the girl". I highly recommend his essay "The Awful German Language". It's equal parts amusing and consoling as you realise that you basically need to memorise the entirety of cases and genders.

February 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes, it is arbitrary. Exept for male/female persons - they are logical. That is grandmother, mother, aunt, daughter, granddaughter, woman, girl are all feminine and grandfather, father, oncle, son, grandson, man and boy are all masculine.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KarikJorge

I did know cuz my latin origined language, portuguese, use this kind of difereciation

October 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TheKingOfBarca

me too

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tomtom1212

Me too

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tomtom1212

Do yo want to be my follower?

August 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/janina.kahn

I find it difficult to remember the 'smaller' details - that you spell 'is' est and not et, for example.

April 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/duofaithert

There are a lot of silent letters. S is the most common. Other examples include the fact that u is silent after q (question becomes que stion). It's easier when you have a french teacher actually speaking these words to you.

September 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

Get yourself a French cd and leave it playing continously. Even better download it on to your phone

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/moonious

So est is always pronounced as et? Then do we pronounce the t in est/et?

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Et (and) is always pronounced eh.

Es (are) is pronounced eh, exept in front of a vowel sound (vowel or silent h) where it is pronounced ehs.

Est (is) is pronounced eh, exept in front of a vowel sound where it is pronounces eht. The s is never pronounced.

Est (east) is pronounced ehs (or est?, exept in front of a vowel sound ehere it is pronounces est?). The s is always pronounced.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/IhaveAsister

Yes. In general, the pronunciation changes when a "liaison" occurs. This is a common grammatical occurrence. It also makes French sound "French", I think. It is best to look this up online (and hear it being pronounced) as the audio portions here do not really emphasize the liaison in practice.

August 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes, they are difficult in the beginning. But it really pays to learn them as early as possible. I mean to really learn them. Because they are numerous, these "smaller" details, and they bring meaning.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Z3NZY

Are all fruit feminine or is it a select group?

July 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sidfc
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usually words ending with the letter "a" in Latin languages ​​are feminine. In Portuguese, for example, all words ending in "a" are feminine, but some words can end with the letter "e". In French there is a small change; on this site (http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-french/apple) you type the word in English and French translation appears and tells you if the word is masculine "m" or feminine "f".

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Flarestar

Some foods are counted as feminine, some are ranked masculine.

September 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

No, not all fruit is feminine.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

z3nzy- There is no rule.

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pauloladimeji

two levels in and still making the darn "le" and "un" mistake.

August 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

It does need much practice in the beginning for most of us! But hang on, you will get it soon!

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TJHarris12

These masculine and feminine words....no disrespect to the language, but who cares?! They need to unisex the language! Sheesh! I can't remember if an apple is a boy or a girl! LOL

August 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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No disrespect to the language

Sorry, but this IS disrespectful. Who cares? Every native speaker, for example. If you really want to learn a language then you need to accept its oddities and stop seing everything from an anglocentric point of view.

It's as if I were saying "Who cares that English differs between 'I go' and 'I'm going'. German only uses one present tense so English should get rid of one, it's stoopid LOL." See what I mean?

I'm assuming that the "12" in your username is your age, because you're definitely acting like a 12 year old.

February 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DoppleZephyr

English uses gender too

The moon is a woman

A lot of cars are women

Ships are women "her maiden voyage"

October 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Languages are constructed differently. English has a very easy rule for a and an. Except before y, which is a consonant (but is regarded as a vowel in this respect).

French has another system: genders. And it does not follow any fix rule. Some words just are feminine and some words just are masculine.

It is difficult to learn, and we will all make many mistakes, but that is like it is. And "they" do not have to change "their" language to make it easier to learn for others. Languages change when its users finds a need for it. Not when non-users find a need for it!

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole.pol

OMG, i speak portuguese, and it's so confused because i don't speak very well english! x_x

January 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZainaShahrouri

No one told me that Apple [AKA pomme] is feminine ????? How do i know if a word is feminine???? Help please....... 0____0 because im not good at french

February 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

For each noun you learn you also have to learn it's gender. There's not really a simple trick to tell which is which.

Most people will forgive your mistakes.

September 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/QWEFFF146

What makes pomme feminine?

March 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ladyisarma

that's my mistake too. I'm also still making the "une" and "le" mistake.

August 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/NichSucher

Most French nouns that end in an "e" are feminine.

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

It just is. Convention, habit, rule since ages, latin heritage.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

qwefff, nothing, no rule

October 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nadeem.malik.3

can anyone tell me the list of masculine and feminine nouns( like names of fruit, vegetables , furniture, etc etc ) as used in french... ?

July 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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You want a list of every single noun? The only real way to learn them is by learning the words together with the articles. Instead of learning "apple = pomme", learn "the apple = la pomme". Much easier.

February 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

There are no categories where its members are either all feminine or all masculine, just individual nouns to learn. So make sure you learn the gender for each noun at the same time as you learn the noun - and connect them in your memory.

Looking up new words in a dictionary is a good mean to learn its gender, plural and other useful features.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

almost all the nouns have singular and plural. You have to memorize them

February 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rnzl

Is it okay to have a translation of "La rouge pomme" ?

October 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

No, it is not correct French. In French the normal position of an adjective is AFTER the noun, not before it as in English. But a few certain adjectives are placed before the noun, and some cam be placed either before or after the nound depending on the wished meaning. Red is not such an adjective, it is a normal adjective in this sense.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

aasalundin- someone told you to stop beeing mr I know all or something like that. lol But I can tell as a native, maybe you don't know everything as she seems to think but as a native I can confirm that you know a lot in grammar rules. I'm impressed. I don't know if you're a native but congratulations, I think you know French grammar as well as me. It's a pity when someone seems to be angry when someone gives correct informations, instead she should be grateful to receive so much informations in a free lesson like Duo. That's what makes Duo a great place to learn but in complement, it needs people as you and I to complete the information when we are able to.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

The red apple

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tinagazo

Es always goes with tu and est goes with il or elle

November 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes! And est goes with on too.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/missnicki

how do you make the r sound?

December 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Far back in the throut.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KimberlyRo37

isn't it the = un/une and a/an = la/le?

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

kimberly- no the= le, la and a =un, une

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kadri43
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i thought apple is masculine

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

It is not in French. Perhaps in some other language, but not in French!

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Megha1427

je suis, tu es, il est, nous sommes, vous êtes, ils sont. What is this??

January 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

mehga - it's I am, you are, he is, we are, you are, they are

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CallMeAnja

The conjugations of être (meaning "to be")

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/carrotcake78

i remember tu goes with es because of TUESday

August 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Flamin_

Est is Latin too, right?

March 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ariana581166

when do we use l' to say the

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

before a vowel or vowel sound, both le and la turn into l'.

March 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Smiley_Pete

Is the l' contraction not used for feminine words starting with a vowel?

May 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcusGirao93

The l' contraction is used for feminine words. l'eau = the water.

August 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/quack17

would an orange also be feminine? what about a vegetable? would that change anything? what about machines or other manmade objects? I am a little confused with this, please help.

July 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Veez

The orange will be l'orange male I think.

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Some nouns are feminine and some are masculine, but it is arbitrary which word is of either gender. That is, it is impossible to learn genders at a category level: fruits, vegetables, food, manmade objects and so on. There are just individual nouns to connect the correct gender to.

Adjectives have a feminine and a masculine form.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Veez

Pomme sounds like a man, pompous! So I learnt something new the apple is like me, a woman

July 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KelLeigh-D

how can an object be feminine?

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sidfc
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usually words ending with the letter "a" in Latin languages ​​are feminine. In Portuguese, for example, all words ending in "a" are feminine, but some words can end with the letter "e". In French there is a small change; on this site (http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-french/apple) you type the word in English and French translation appears and tells you if the word is masculine "m" or feminine "f".

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

It is just a convention. All french nouns are either feminine och masculine, that is they have a grammatical gender.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kristen12387

Can someone give a serious answer as to what makes apple/pomme feminine? Is there any 'easier' way to tell which is which? I remember having trouble with this in grade school as well...

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sidfc
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"Apple" comes from Latin "Malus domestica", and words that end with the letter "a" in, for example, Portuguese (which is a Latin language, as well as French) are female. As Malus domestica ends with the letter "a", it is possible that she is a feminine word for it.

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

sidneific- there are so many words finishing by A in French and are masculine, so I'm afraid that people will think that there's a rule and when they'll see A they will say LA. There's only one way to learn the gender and in every chapter, a native tells that, but people continue to ask the same question. LEARN THE NOUN WITH ITS GENDER, IT'S THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID MISTAKES. Here's a list of masculine nouns finishing en A : atoca, ataca, boa, caca, cinéma, coma, agenda and magma. There are so many more. Take the habit of learning a new noun with its article.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Viola0729

why?

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Why what?

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Abrar98

I'm confused why they used "est" not "es". I know that "es" is used with "tu" but what makes "pomme" "est" not "es"? So confused here -.-

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Est is used together with either il (he or it), or elle (she or it). And since pomme is feminine, it is regarded as elle: Elle est.

Or if you like to see it from English: An apple is an "it", and in French an "it" is either "il" or "elle" depending on its gender. And since pomme is feminine, "it" is translated to "elle" in this case.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56
June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/eastdale

I'm having trouble with this one too. I can't figure out why some are some things are female and others are male.

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

They just are. The best way to know which gender is attaced to a certain word is to look it up in a dictionary. And to learn the noun together with the correct choice of un and une.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/madameashley

Somebody help!!! le la how do you know?

December 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CallMeAnja

Le is masculine, La is feminine. I am going to refer you up to sidneifc's comment closer to the top, which helped me understand it a little better.

December 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Bce1996

it is confusing that apple is feminine. Then again, the gender of most nouns is confusing!

December 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LilCritter_13

why wouldn't be Je pomme est rouge. Ahhh Mrs.Love help mee!!

December 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CallMeAnja

Je=I

Le=the (masculine)

La=the (feminine)...which is the correct answer

December 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

"Je pomme est rouge" means "I apple is red".

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/awsomesuperbunny

OMG I KEEP GETTING LE AND LA CONFUSEDDDDD :(

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

You will get hang of it, by time and practice. A lot of practice, but eventually you will make it!

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/uMAw

A RED APPLE

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Une pomme rouge.

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rapprg23

When I hover over the word "The", it says that I can choose the words "Le/La" but when I chose "Le" it marked it wrong.

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

rapprg23- the in English means exactly le/ la, but in French each thing has a gender, masculine or feminine. the apple is feminine, so it's la pomme. le would be for le chien.

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Yes, but you have to make the right choise. Le is for masculine nouns and la is for feminine nouns. So you always have to know which gender a noun has in order to be right.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/10756302

how will you know if its masculine or feminine?

January 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

By learning the gender alongside each noun. Or look it up in a dictionary. N.f. means nom féminin (feminine noun) and n.m. means nom masculin (masculine noun).

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/27eloise27

i get confused with the placement of words in the sentence

February 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

27 eloise- in French in a sentence, most of the time, it's the article or the pronoun, the noun, the verb and the adjective, in the same order. La fille est belle / the girl is pretty, same order as in FRench. So, la pomme est rouge is the same in English, the apple is red.

February 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryve69980

why does it mater if its la or le

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

ryve, because in French we have 2 genders, if you use the wrong one, it will sound very strange.

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/whitney.mc1

How does one use le and la? It confuses me because i think of spanish

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

No confusion here, it's the same in Spanish, 2 genders, but sometimes in Spanish it's feminine while it's masculine in French. EX : portefeuille, masc. cartera fem.

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/sharma.muk

Confused between est and es

February 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Est is for il, elle and on (he, she, it and one - not an number). Es is for tu (you - singular informal).

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jamie_Hill

How am supposed to know when to use feminine and masculine words ?

March 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

You have to learn the gender of every noun you learn. Une pomme instead of pomme.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OwlIsla

i typed in la but it said it was wrong. Then i would not let me report i have a problem and it is not because my computer is slow.

March 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Report it later!

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pmongan

HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MASCULIN AND FEMINEN

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

You have to learn it alongside of each noun. Une pomme instead of pomme. Une fille instead of fille. Un garçon istead of garçon.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pmongan

stop trying to be a know it all

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

I'm trying to help. You do not have to like it.

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NewtonWren

They're correct though. Same with German, and every other language that has gender. The words aren't a single part, they're two parts; one is the gender modifier and the other is the word itself. Woman isn't femme, it's la femme. Apple isn't pomme, it's la pomme.

Always learn the word with the gender or you'll never understand it, because you can't guess it.

"Fourchette" for instance is "Fork", that's feminine, but "Couteau", or "Knife" is masculine. Not quite as bad as German (Löffel (spoon) is masculine, Messer (knife) is neuter, Gabel (fork) is feminine), but it's still crazy. Gender is just something you need to learn, as annoying as it is.

June 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

pmongan- this guy is trying to help others, we all do, but maybe sometimes we can be wrong, but everyone is trying to do its best, so why do you put negatives comments at someone who's kind enough to help people. If this person is smart enough to help, we should be grateful for that.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jvmastermind

For masculine and feminine, you can just remember which nouns seem feminine or are definitely feminine. For example, lip gloss would obviously be feminine, but apple, or "pomme", could be confused. "La pomme" would be correct instead of "Le pomme". In German, this is more confusing because "der" is masculine, "die" is feminine OR plural, and "das" is neuter, or undecided. The German word for "boy" is masculine, and the German word for "girl" is neuter, thus making absolutely no sense. Thank you if you have read this entire comment with almost nothing related to French in it.

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

chaos, you're right but but you should have chosen an other exemple, lip gloss is for females normally but in French it's a masculine word, brillant à lèvres.

June 20, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pmongan

YOU ARE TOTALLY CORRECT AWESOME GUY THAT I HAVE NEVER MET BEFORE

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/nicole.m.w1

So confusing

March 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

What, more exact, is it you find confusing?

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tyrielbr

How can I define when to use La or Le?

March 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

La (the) and une (a, an, one) are for feminine words while le (the) and un (a, an, one) are for masculine words.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/dongsheng

maybe i can make sense of it step by step눈_눈

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

You will get used to it. It is hard in the beginning, but it will become easier to get this feature by time and practice.

March 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/777Profluxury

the articles are sometimes confusing

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Un=a, an, one (masculine singular)

Une=a, an, one (feminine singular)

Des= (plural equivalent of un and une, hard to find any corresponding English article)

Le=the (masculine singular)

Le=the (feminine singular)

L'=the (masculine or feminine singular, always used when the following word starts with a vowel sound)

Les=the (masculine or feminine plural)

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/walidraine1

Why la pomme?

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

La means the. And since pomme is feminine, you have to pick la - not le which is for masculine nouns, not l' since this construction is used only in front of vowel sounds and the p in pomme is not a vowel sound, and not les since pomme is singular and les is for plural.

March 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/walidraine1

Why la pomme?

March 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SeoChoiJiyeon

What do you mean?

March 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

The word pomme happens to be feminine in French, thus une and la are associated with it, not un and le.

May 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bortega8791

merci)

April 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mbuiv

Je: suis Tu: es Il, elle, on: est Nous: somme Vous: êt Ils, elles: sont

April 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Almost right!

Je suis

Tu es

Il/elle/on est

Nous sommes

Vous êtes

Ils/elles sont

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilititili

We use est = is and es = are

April 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

And sommes=are, and êtes=are, and sont=are.

You have to learn the verb form together with its pronoun, otherwise you will have no clue as when to use which "are":

Je suis=I am

Tu es=you are (singular informal you)

Il/elle/on est=he/it/she/it/one is

Nous sommes=we are

Vous êtes=you are (singular formal you or plural informal/formal you)

Ils/elles sont=they are (ils for all masculine or mixed gender groups, elles for all feminine groups)

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Abecedarian1

why la pomme and not le pomme?

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

Because apple happens to be feminine. It thus needs the feminine article la, not the masculine article le.

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ImNotAbnormal

Frence is too confusing. I dont get this whole masculkjne femenine thing, and now this. Help!?

May 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/staywatchful

Why isnt it le pomme, instead of la pomme?

August 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ValMcDonne

I am wondering the same exact thing!

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/NguyenHanhTran

"Le" goes with masculine nouns; "la" goes with feminines. "Pomme" is a feminine noun; so here it is "La pomme" and not "Le pomme".

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ValMcDonne

How do you tell if something is feminine or masculine

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LeMenton

I said pemme for some reason :(.

October 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BlairScots
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Ugh! I thought German was hard! It only has three ways to write you! Du, Sie (formal), and sie (informal)!

November 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TabTabTab

I cant believe there is 290 comments! Add me friend someone

November 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lulucalixt

ok

March 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dradoona

I always get confused with est and et in the sentance is there a way that could help me understand?

December 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JackelynOr

Is anyone else having trouble with the gender of food?

December 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MohammedSA720833

Guys you need to add audio for each and evey exercise

December 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/arturojesus1

de verdad que mi cerebro esta mareado con este frances tan dificil de pronunciar me confunde la pronunciacion de un e une y la de est y es bueno yo supongo que con el tiempo y practicando duro todos los dias llegare a pronunciarlo perfectamente vamos a ver solo el tiempo dira si podre hablar bien el frances a si desistire de aprenderlo my friends

January 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/codyman2

What the heck?? Why cant u say le?? Pomme is apple, how is a apple femmenim

January 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/IshitaSagg

Im confused between la and un

January 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tzenh_vl

Yo

February 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ssoohheeiill

Franch is very hard for me

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferPi46183

Why is apple feminine?

February 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/182865

☺☺☻☻☺☺☻☻☺☺☻☻☺☺☻☻☺☺☻☻☺☺

February 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/gork01

How to pronounce 'rouge'

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thutguy

i got perfect

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thutguy

i got perfect

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/eliezerdej2

i thought an apple is masculine and it uses le

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PurpleStone1711

Wait so what is L'? When do i use it instead of la? Both of them are female...?

February 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/alexiabree

La is feminine and le is masculine. How are we supposed to know which one to use?

March 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DVSkillz

Hey Duolingo, I love the app but I take two courses, French and Hindi, but I am only learning Hindi and the language changed to Hindi. How do I change that?

March 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/JodieGravett

I thought 'apple' or 'pomme' was masculine so how comes it's 'la' and not 'le' ? Am I being really dumb? Am I confusing my masculine n feminine

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/North-Korea

darude-sandstorm

May 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/naimcherahimi

In one of the choices, why do they use 'La Orange' instead of 'L'orange' or are both accepted?

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/naimcherahimi

In one of the choices, why do they use 'La Orange' instead of 'L'orange' or are both accepted?

May 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cwolf510

I'm yvd.sw sssdd.nsys km cnn unwanted svee.os l km k.s km k s. Mw

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CynthiaCar732408

Thanks!

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/aaquib-hero-786

I am confused between un and une

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KittiesGalore

I am suprisingly good at French, or at leeast better than i thought but how do u pronounce rouge?

June 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sydsmall03

It is weird how they have different words that mean the same thing for girls and boys it gets so confusing

July 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/brightstar0

What if the apple is green?

August 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/8mkf

It's so perfect

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Heather-Ma

Right it tells me to do what it says on , y screen but when I do it correctlyen it a says I done it wrong and it changes the sentence on the Apple...Bit...

October 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Shakil654923

Im confused! Dont know when to use 'La' and when 'Le'. Please help me

November 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy1239
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I love eating

January 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/brydiecuzz

Es AGAIN

February 11, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/xddddddddddddddr

Whats the difference between femimine and masculine

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AdityaPand178388

Why

May 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick753501

Haven't studied french in 6 years, akways wanted to improve.

June 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DimpyThata

I get confused between unn and est

June 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ValMcDonne

How do you know if something is feminine or masculine?

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/predator110

Wot de hell

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/predator110

Wot the hell

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Peetulearnsitall

why in front of the sentence is "La" and not "Le"

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/edenbeech

I got tripped up with the "la". In spanish, this word would be masculine if it were written like this. They have not taught us about feminine or masculine yet, so it isn't really fair.

September 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Claire943651

I'm always getting confused about the pronouns used for pomme, I guess I just need more practice <3

October 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GhadaAyman4

Oui

October 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DwightEste

How is pomme or apple feminine

December 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Evvy_Bear199

I have a question: Why is the apple's 'the' a girl/woman version of the? Like does that mean that the apple is a girl/woman? And with l'homme (the man), why can't you do l'garcon/ l'fille/ l'femme?

December 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Evvy_Bear199

Whew! Good thing I'm not learning spanish at the same time but I'm learning german so sometimes I get really confused. I say: Je suis une frau

December 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AnkushMudg

how do you guess if an object is masculine or feminine? This keeps throwing me off, an apple is feminine, but a book is masculine?

January 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Ileana494000

Seriously people it is la pomme est rouge

February 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jonabuthan

Could someone please help me understand why neither of these constructions: "La pomme, c'est rouge" and "La pomme, elle est rouge" is accepted?

March 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

"La pomme, c'est rouge" = "the apple it is red"
"La pomme, elle est rouge" = the apple, she is red"

In french, "la pomme est rouge" (the apple is red) is enough. you don't need any more additions to make it grammatically correct, so you shouldn't add any when translating.

March 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AliceWilson0

how can you tell if it is femenine or masculin

April 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

In French there is no easy trick to tell. The best one (e at the end is feminine) only works for 70% of words. The exceptions to the exceptions of that rule have exceptions.

It is easier to memorise the gender of each word as you go along.

April 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AliceWilson0

how do you know if it is (fem.) or (mas.)

April 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CassandraL276787

Can someone clearly break down what the difference between es and est

May 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

Conjunction. French verbs change form depending on the subject. Big are forms or etre. Es is the tu form, est is the il/Elle form. Apple comes under this form. It sometimes helps to consider it the 'he/she/it form when just starting out.

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoMa170443

When is it "Le" and "La"?

May 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KateSimpson0

Le is masculine, la is feminine. Les is plural regardless of gender.

There no easy way to tell if a word is masculine or feminine in French. The main one is " if it ends in e it's probably feminine" but that rule has exceptions and it's exceptions and exceptions. You may find it easier while learning to learn each new word with something that tells it's gender. Eg "la pomme= the apple" instead of la=the and pomme=apple.

In real life, mistakes like that will only show that youre a learner or that it's a new word for you. Nothing more serious than that, so don't let yourself get too worried if your having trouble remembering the right genders if all the words. Just stay cool and keep at it.

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JANE563666

what difference does it make, it all sounds the same?

May 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JANE563666

what difference does it really make? It all sounds the same.

May 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Soumik217503

Confused between la and le

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/blessingmz

its not fair whats the difference le ,la li, lo ,lu

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/samsonChis

I get confused with es and est

October 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Deeeennnaa

B***h WTF!

December 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/limelight9

Wooow,these comments helped my deep understanding of the tu, nous, vous, ils, ells, es, est... Keep it up guys

January 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/NiftyRamina

I wrote te sentence but with a "Le" instead of "La". What's the difference?

January 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr.Sogui

Im getting trouble using est and es, la and le, and etc

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TaliyaDeni

I get confused with Je and La

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kim459022

How do you know when to use La or Le?

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ebookman

I though L' was used for pomme but i guess it wasnt in this case. Why?

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ebookman

I thought it was supposed to be written as L' with pomme. Why not in this case?

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MNNLong

La always comes before pomme so that means it tis feminine

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/carolyeah1

How do you know when its l' or la?

April 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/IanHooper1

The "L'" , "Le" and "La" is confusing for me

May 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amirhosein43473

I'm confuse with la and le and l

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amirhosein43473

Whats the diffrence between "la" an "le" and "l"

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vince6501

I am confused by le vs la?

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Olivia489728

I get confused on the la le and l'

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Olivia489728

I get confused on the le la l'

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Josiah98405

i always use song as a transition

June 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Tonya7262
July 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel299687

The most frustrated part is when i get the female/male "le,la" wrong

July 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ParagSahu

why l'pomme is not used ??

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shayz03
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Why l' is wrong

August 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vandad71

Im confused. I think "es" is like "are", and "est" is like "is"... Am I right??!!! :|

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ZeSturgeon

La pomme est rouge I've been saying this all day for no reason

September 27, 2018

[deactivated user]

    How can you tell whether you use 'le' or 'la'?

    November 4, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/NewtonWren

    "Le" is masculine, "La" is feminine, "Les" for plurals, and as for knowing if a word is feminine or masculine, I purchased a English-French-English dictionary and look it up there if I can't remember it from Duo.

    The trick though, so far as I've made out, is that there is no trick. Just memorise it all. Le garçon, la revolution, les Misérables. Doing gender quizzes on sites like Sporcle or Quizzlet help as well.

    November 4, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      How can you tell if a word is feminine or masculine?

      November 4, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/Zhewei.Wu

      Why did I get it wrong by typing "L'pomme" instead of "La pomme?"

      January 2, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/celina764776
      February 12, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/MorgaineBarry

      Im confused, apples dont have genders so why la pomme?

      February 18, 2019

      https://www.duolingo.com/awsomesuperbunny

      OMG I KEEP GETTING LE AND LA CONFUSEDDDDD :(

      December 23, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/queenb2b

      This is hard. But i suppose it'llwith college to be bilingual. Here's to thinking ahead in 8th grade!

      February 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/ILOVETHESWAG

      i got the dankest

      March 14, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/cest_toujours

      la pomme est rouge

      March 22, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/KwameBio

      What will be the masculin for pomme

      April 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

      Nouns have one gender (unless they denote a living being, then there is usually one masculine and one female version: either masculine or feminine. Apple is feminine: une pomme.

      Adjectives have to accord to the gender of what it describes, as well as to the number of entities it describes. Each adjective thus have four forms: masculine singular, feminine singular, masculine plural and feminine plural.

      April 28, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

      kwamebio- there's no masculine for pomme, as there isn't a feminine for un citron/ a lemon.

      June 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AmnonPicker

      The apple is red

      April 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AmnonPicker

      I want to continue the course

      April 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/FaiqKhairol

      confused with est an es

      May 6, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/frankylin96

      Hello, can somebody explain why "pomme" is feminine? I thought apples are gender-neutral, unless I'm wrong.

      May 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlokSoni2

      How come an apple is 'la'

      May 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/pie_taster

      this can be very hard to remember

      May 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/JenniferDe999665

      When do u know whether to use La or Une

      May 28, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/wave002

      I hate feminine and masculine.. Is it "le pomme" or "la pomme"? I got "la" right, but i dont know if this is like google translator where they just take anything.. La or le o_O

      June 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

      wave002, forget about google, go in reverso.net their grammar is always perfect. As a native I assure you that this is a very good link, also for translations.

      June 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/npaigek02

      le? la? Difference for items or not? need clarification :(

      June 5, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DaniellaFranco56

      It was pretty easy for me..... i love french!

      June 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/freddy.abraham

      why not l'pomme? Apple is feminine or what?

      June 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Drey_

      I am confused about why apple is feminine while some words have a le instead of la.

      June 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/NewtonWren

      Le is masculine, La is feminine.

      As for why things are masculine or feminine, there's no real answer to that particular question other than "that's how it is". In German, "Mann" (man) is masculine, "Frau" (woman) is feminine, "Mädchen" (girl) is neuter. Technically German nouns ending in "chen" are neutral so it kind of makes sense that way, but it's still ridiculous.

      The easiest way of learning gender is to learn the gender with the word. So instead of learning "femme" and "pomme", learn "la femme" and "le homme". Think of words as being two parts and it will be easier.

      June 9, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/mitaine56

      newton- * l'homme.

      June 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_fan

      Why is 'apple' a femeine word?

      June 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_fan

      Why is 'apple' a femeine word?

      June 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Alex_fan

      Why is 'apple' a femeine word?

      June 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DreamtSound

      I thought un is "is"

      June 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/MyaSmith

      "The" translations always confuse me

      June 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/HemantGupt1

      Rouge is like rough

      June 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/iriesya

      Oooo im really confused

      June 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/ingrid_g16

      I accidently pressed it :(

      June 22, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Programmer01

      Thanks

      June 22, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/VaibhavSin11

      I wrote rogue instead of rouge lol.

      June 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/avyllajun

      How to differentiate if its feminine or masculine?

      July 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/sv345

      Its so confusing wen to use l'n wen to use le or la...

      July 1, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Angel_Genuino

      Ta sendo lindo tentar aprender francês dessa forma kkkkkk

      July 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/zahra_abz

      what is the different between est and es??????

      July 4, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/sheilatoll

      What does it mean when it states the word sounds feminine not masculine?

      July 9, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/marziyehtavakoli

      Merci

      July 9, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/PerlaNegra20

      What's the difference btw le and la

      July 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sarahmache

      I always get confused weather something is masculine or feminine. How do I tell the difference?

      July 14, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sarahmache

      I absolutely love this app

      July 14, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Akshaykk

      Anyone help me learn french throu wats app plz Reply ....plz

      July 16, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/sophiechen526

      Why is there a typo of my rough?

      July 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Daisy.r17

      why is it la instead of le?

      July 17, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Megan_lynn12

      I always get confused with the es and the est!

      July 19, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Dogs-rock

      I wrote red for rouge by accident. Lol

      July 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/OpalDogs

      Why do you use est instead of es?

      July 26, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Kiki1212

      Est means is Es means are (you are=tu es)

      July 27, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/nobodylin

      la pomme est rouge

      August 9, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/anarchies

      I always get confused with le and la

      August 10, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/fibi1904

      נו באמת. מאוד מבלבל

      August 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/rachelGZY

      Where are you from?I am chinese.

      August 20, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/CemGner

      I confused about "la" "le"

      August 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Deltapardis

      Rouge is difficult to write!

      August 23, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/1a2n3n4a.ukr.net

      Почему там la pomme,а не l'pomme?

      August 25, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Reyzuelo

      Typo due to autocorrect

      August 29, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/DariaNesbi

      masculine and feminine got me

      September 3, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/FalconFawk

      any tricks to remember the difference?

      September 9, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Jasongouin

      The apple is red

      September 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/RafaelAlen8

      Its the second time that "rouge" shows to me

      September 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Albertflamez

      Please I think you should be teaching us from the basics especially the conjugation of the verbs.

      September 19, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Taylor-Scott4

      THIS IS SO HARD i regularly sPeak spanish and now e is feminine :-) but I wanna learn this so I'm determined

      November 13, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/angelgang1

      'la pomme est riche' such a rich apple. so much money belonging to apple.

      November 18, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/ReinLourdes0

      what's the difference when I'm using etre and est? little bit confused

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonBoyce101

      Sure! Être is the verb "to be". The conjugation es goes with Tu (meaning "you", used when talking TO a single person, informally)... Est is the conjugation that accompanies Il/Elle (he/she) which you use when talking ABOUT somebody. Boy or Girl, Masculine or Feminine object etc... So in this case The Apple is red. We know that Apple is feminine so it takes La over Le. So we have la pomme (talking ABOUT the Apple) est rouge!

      December 7, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/ReinLourdes0

      être

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/War_MiDgE

      Ughhhh

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/LoveRegiana2012

      When ever i have to say what i hear i just hit give up with out even trying because it is so hard to hear what they are saying.

      November 24, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/dacy25

      Ce ma

      November 28, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/harshnanga

      Helpful

      January 2, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/MadaSaiSan

      Can u please explain me in clear

      January 7, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/OPisfaggot

      es always goes with tu, est means is ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

      January 9, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/OPisfaggot

      es always goes with tu, est means is ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

      January 9, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/skate14702

      These two are so confusing

      January 13, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/AprilWashi1

      I dont understand how to determine a word is definite or not

      January 17, 2015

      https://www.duolingo.com/Raydoggy

      the apple is red

      September 28, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/freddy.abraham

      i dont care if the apple is red or green!

      June 8, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/uMAw

      nice

      December 22, 2013

      https://www.duolingo.com/hazerambce

      La pomme

      February 23, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/som3aa

      Get used to English :)

      March 12, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

      Get used to French :)

      March 25, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/Deltapardis

      Get used to persian :)

      August 23, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tomtom1212

      I love you to the people who followed me

      August 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/tomtom1212

      Please follow me

      August 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/siphosethu

      I always forget a Apple is said as " le pomme"

      November 11, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/SmokedUpSexyHam

      ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ let me get it right!!!!

      March 21, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/AabLevellen

      By practice you will eventually get it right.

      March 25, 2014

      https://www.duolingo.com/callofdutyfan27

      i hate french

      January 22, 2015
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