https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

Mon chapeau est noire?

I got a "Listen and type in French" and I listened and typed correctly: "Mon chapeau est noire" is what the ladybot said. But shouldn't it be noir, since hat is masculine?

September 16, 2012

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Why do you think the ladybot said "noire"? "Noir" sounds just the same and of course "noire" should not be accepted. If it is, you should send a feedback because "chapeau" is really masculine.

September 17, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/OliveKalamata

Olimo, noir and noire don't sound the same. Noire is more pronounced; in noir, the r is more faded. Also, the reason I know that I wasn't mistaken in how I heard it is that I typed the sentence using "noire" after hearing the sentence and it said that I got it correct. I looked at it afterward and realized it didn't look like a proper sentence. I'll send a feedback. It didn't have one of those "Still think you're right?" links because I typed it as it said it and it marked it correct.

September 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/pom666

i am French : noir and noire( and noirs , noires) are pronounced in the same way

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Katherine0fsiena

Yes, I agree, the possesive takes the gender of the thing not the speaker

September 18, 2012
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