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

C'est une sale personne.

The given translation was: "She is a bad person" which doesn't seem quite right. The better translation according to the 6th definition in the Petit Larousse compact 1997 would be "He/she is a disagreable/unlikable/unworthy person." The translation of "He/she is a bad person" would be "Il/elle est une personne mauvaise" or, in the negative "Il/elle n'est pas une bonne personne."

August 29, 2012

2 Comments


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

Je suis d'accord, mais "Elle est une mauvaise personne" m'a l'air mieux que "Elle est une personne mauvaise".

August 30, 2012

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

Il/Elle est un(e) XXX is not French, you have to say C'est un(e) XXX.

See:
- http://www.academie-francaise.fr/il-est-cest-un-0
- http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa032500.htm

October 12, 2013
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