"Personne n'a goûté ton dessert à l'orange amère."

Translation:No one tasted your bitter orange dessert.

June 21, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leslie483050

Is this an insult (calling the dessert bitter rather than tasty, for example) or is a "bitter orange dessert" a french delicacy akin to apero's made with bitters, such as Pastis or Lillet?

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/claude295345

It's the orange that's bitter not the dessert :) Compare " personne n'a goûté ton dessert amer à l'orange. " with "personne n'a goûté ton dessert à l'orange amère "


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mirka771577

I´m absolutely agree ..and i am French


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nate.pepli

There is a type of orange called a bitter orange, at least in English.


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

French WIkipedia gives says that a "bitter orange" is known as "Le bigaradier, oranger amer ou oranger de Séville"


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

I tried a Seville orange fresh off the tree once and bitter is an understatement.


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

i eat a 'sweet course' after the savoury course but only 'dessert' is accepted!


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

That's unusual. Where are you from? Duo only accepts American and British forms.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianC602

I would've. Sounds delish!


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

"Nobody has tried your bitter orange dessert." is also accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

I'm sorry, but rejecting my answer because it reads : "No one's tasted your bitter orange dessert." Seems utterly pedantic to me. Would anyone care to educate me on why this was rejected? I don't want to report it if I really am wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin968039

And the word "one's" is an abbreviation for one has i.e. No one has tasted. The French has n'a , so where is my error?


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

I suspect that Duo's contraction algorithm is not yet capable of correctly handling a contraction which could potentially have meant either "is" or "has", and is also indistinguishable as an individual word from a possessive

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