"Je ne sais plus s'il a une barbe ou une moustache."

Translation:I don't know anymore if he has a beard or a mustache.

May 25, 2020

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

A more natural English sentence is "I don't know if he has a beard or a mustache anymore."


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

Agree, and that would surely be more accurately translated as "je ne sais pas s'il a encore une barbe ou une moustache". It seems weird to associate the "anymore " with the "knowing" rather than with the possession of facial hair but perhaps that's the way they do it in french !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Roody--

The point is that I don't know anymore, not whether he has a beard anymore.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Don161616

Exactly. Duo's sentence is equivalent to "I don't remember if he has a beard or a mustache; I know it's one of the two." The proposed correction, however, is equivalent to "I don't know if he still has a beard or mustache, or if he shaved it all off."


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

Duo accepts "I no longer know if he has a beard or a mustache." I find this a dumb sentence because if one doesn't know whether he has a beard or a mustache, maybe he has neither. Is it that you no longer know or that you can't remember and you're being less than honest?


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

I didn't try it, but I think whether works better than so in this. I don't know anymore whether he has...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ruth212886

Agree with Kevin. Reporting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sdsuaztec0

It's easier to hear with the female voice, but with the liaison between plus and il it's hard to make out that it's supposed to be s'il.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne737429

Ive just learned US spells moustache mustache -logical


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sally974303

I do wish Duo would sort out this mispronunciation of PLUS: it is WRONG with an S on the end in this context. I find it so irritating that it’s difficult to concentrate for the rest of the sentence!

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