Translation:Competition is neither pure nor perfect.
Is there anything wrong with saying "Competition is neither clean nor perfect"? I had, in fact, typed in "pure" but then decided that "clean" sounded better with respect to discussing competition. And it's one of the options provided. But, I still lost a heart, and it was my last one. Pfffffftttt!
I'm going to report the pronunciation of "n'est" as wrong, so I'll just ask them to accept my translation at the same time, for what that's worth.
Apart from n'est (pronounced nest) I have concerns about several other pronunciations by the female speaker, e.g. gris (pronounced grisse), à plus tard (pluesse), à cacher (cachaire), forte (fortay), je lis (lisse), soixante (soiksante), tous les deux (tousse). Maybe she has retained the affectations she acquired at her private school to irritate her elders and betters! The male speaker does not seem to have this problem.
I have been continually amazed at the cleverness of Duo. I have tried some arcane and archaic answers and had them accepted. They have accepted 23 of my corrections or suggestions since I started a couple of years ago but I don't expect any more (not anymore) since they no longer allow us to compose them, merely to check multiple choice boxes. By the way, are Americans as cavalier about apostrophes as Duo seems to be?
Duolingo is not in charge of the content, adding translation variants or later acceptance of rejected answers. We are (Mods & contributors).
When it comes to the program itself, and everything depending on/working with algorithms, plus the TTS, Duo is in charge.
Therefore, if you have suggestions about the content, you can still post them on the forums, because we read them, and Duo does not.
Duolingo teaches you easy and memorable vocabulary first.
This is why "pure" is "pure" and "perfect" is "parfait".
By the way, this is drawn from a well-known marketing theory and the original concept was expressed in English.
This is a well known theory in economics: http://www.economicsdiscussion.net/articles/market-forms-pure-competition-perfect-competition-and-imperfect-competition/1685
I'm a little confused.
I can see that the hover hint shows "concurrence" to mean "competition." But the suggestion that came up when I got it wrong was "the TRADE is neither pure nor perfect."
I'm having a little trouble finding the similarity between "trade (I assume they mean profession)" and "competition"