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"une gazette" doesn't equal "un jornal"?

Sentence to be translated was "This is a French newspaper." I put "C'est une gazette francaise". Duolingo said "Wrong word, you should be using journal instead of gazette". Meaning of gazette acc. to online dict.:

Dictionary result for gazette /ɡəˈzɛt/ noun 1. a journal or newspaper. "the Westmorland Gazette" synonyms: newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin; More verbBRITISH 1. announce or publish (something) in an official gazette. "we will need to gazette the bill if a decision cannot be reached imminently"

Is Duolingo wrong or is there a difference in meaning between the English and the French word "gazette"?

Thank you.

6 days ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Angellore-Raven
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We don't use the word gazette anymore or rarely, that's probably why Duolingo says it's wrong, you should stick to journal.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovanna-Louise
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all right , that explains it then..merci d'expliquer ! :-))

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pacome110406
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Hello, I'm french, and here we never use, or rarely "Gazette". We don't say "Je vais acheter la Gazette" but "Je vais acheter le journal" "Gazette" is the name of a particuliar newspaper!

I hope it's ok for you :)

If you have any other question...

Pacôme

5 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidMarsh764255

Could I have heard the word "gazetier"... does it mean a gossip?

3 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Carmen807459
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One of Duo's limitations is the amount of words taught. I believe that it doesn't teach the word "gazette" at all.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025
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I've found that duolingo French will accept the English word journal as a legit translation for the French word journal. I have used it 100% of the time and not been counted incorrect.

Also, duolingo German will accept the English word journal as a legit translation for the German word Zeitung and duolingo Spanish will accept the English word journal as a legit translation for the Spanish word periódico.

6 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/angus390025
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haha. Spoke too soon. This hasn't happened before, but today Spanish didn't like me using the word journal for newspaper:

5 days ago
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