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

nous sommes vendredi?

The translation given is "we are on Friday". Has anyone ever heard an English speaker say that? It doesn't make sense. I would have thought it meant today is Friday.

August 14, 2012

5 Comments


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

I think Duo should accept the literal translations as well. If one gets "Nous sommes vendredi" for the first time and translates it literally "We are on Friday", it should be accepted, but there should be a suggestion of "It is Friday". There is another option though: Duo could first introduce new phrases to us, and then test them...

August 15, 2012

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

Always report such nonsense. They do learn.

August 14, 2012

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

means "it's friday / today is friday", i think they take french phrases from a pool, but sometimes machine translate them

August 14, 2012

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

Yes I translated it as it's friday but of course I was wrong LOL. Never mind I know what it means so that's okay.

August 14, 2012

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

Absolutely! The whole idea of learning a language is to try to speak it fluently as a native speaker would

August 15, 2012
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