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"Mon beau-père est le second mari de ma mère."

Translation:My stepfather is my mother's second husband.

July 12, 2020

18 Comments


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

My stepfather is the second husband of my mother. marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael700236

Same. I am tired of all these false failures. Still love you, Duo.


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

If it was all spelt correctly it should have been accepted!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rafal-elbing

Still the same. Just tried. The expected form is shorter my this one also looks perfectly correct to me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardSus4

second husband of my mother; my mother's second husband

all the same in English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UlysesDavila1

My stepfather is the second husband of my mother. Marked wrong why??


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

What's the difference between deuxième and second/e?

https://frenchyourway.com.au/difference-deuxieme-second-french


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardSus4

same here, the second husband of my mother not accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonxNumber1

"my father in law is the second husband of my mother" <- Reported for being marked as wrong on 2020-07-11


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lucien660983

Correct me if I'm wrong, but even though "beau-père" translates as both "stepfather" and "father in law", the two concepts are different in English. The second husband of one's mother would indeed be their stepfather rather than their father in law. By coincidence, I guess one's father in law could become their stepfather, but I assume that it's fairly uncommon.


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

It has been known to happen in my circles eg elderly widowed mother married her daughter's husband's father!


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

18.12.20 - father in law accepted


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

Yep, same issue 3 months later. This section is a mess. "my stepfather is the second husband of my mother" is correct and should be marked so but isn't. REPORTED. In the vain hope DL will one day do something about this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/V3WW9ody

"My stepfather is the second husband of my mother." No accepted! I reported it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephen460365

What! Plrase fix this. Quite frustrating.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan173901

Well, somehow I never noticed that second is pronounced /sə.gɔ̃/, not /sə.kɔ̃/.


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

Oh good I'm glad I didn't get it right my answer was a bit more insesty


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

And I forgot to mention it also didn't make sense

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