1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: French
  4. >
  5. "This apartment building is t…

"This apartment building is the tallest in the city."

Translation:Cet immeuble est le plus haut de la ville.

May 17, 2020

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimonPowel9

So, how would you translate "this building is the tallest in the world". Why add in the word "apartment" unless you are supposed to translate it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reneeb7

The general word for a building is un bâtiment.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jchildress14

I thought both words (immeuble and batiment) were general words for building. Certainly google translate thinks immeuble is a general word for building, although I don't trust that all of the time. Doing a google image search for "immeuble" brings up mostly apartment buildings but also some office buildings.


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

Larousse translates " immeuble" as 'building' and translates "apartment building" as ' immeuble d'habitation'


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

I agree so why did Duo reject my translation of "Cet immeuble d'appartements est le plus haut de la ville." ?

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.