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Walnuts and black

It can be sometimes difficult to distinguish "noix" and "noire" with the voice

September 5, 2012

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

Oh yes. Unless there's context - and there often isn't - it's very hard to distinguish.

September 6, 2012

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

Certainly on the slow track. "noix" will have no sound after the vowel, "noire" will have the French "r".

September 7, 2012

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

However the poor quality of the Voice (see in Questions section endless criticizms about the pronunciation), it is quite rare that an adjective (noir/noire) cannot be distinguished from a noun (noix). Even a short sentence should be sufficient.

September 6, 2012
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