So is "aucun" for masculin and "aucune" for feminin ? or is there an other difference ?
Aucun and Aucune sound differently. You pronounce the "n" in aucune, whereas you would not in aucun.
TheDuoWizard, got it! Usually the masculine versions of French words have silent consonant endings, whereas the feminine ones are sounded out in one way or another.
In common French usage, always use "personne" if you wish to convey the meaning "no one" or "nobody".
I tried typing "Nobody!" but it wasn't accepted. Can't aucun mean nobody or no one?
It doesn't change the fact that Duo uses nobody as a translation for this word.
If you are referring to the hint list, it is an error and it has been removed.
By itself, "aucun" might be used as the answer to a question. Here are some other great examples of its use in a sentence: http://www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english/aucun/645590
I was using the flashcards section of Duolingo on the laptop and the answer it gave for 'aucan' was no, but in the programme it tells me that 'no' is the wrong answer . I am certainly learning - love the programme
The pronunciation is a bit strange, I heard "pop corn" or "pot d'colle" (for the female voice)
Yes, I definitely heard a plosive sound at the beginning, which made me thing of "Pourquoi" but I could tell it wasn't that, and besides we're not doing questions in this section. I just couldn't tell what it was supposed to be.
I am still struggling with negatives and double negatives in French, but perhaps the end of the tunnel is in sight? Is it correct to say ''Je n'ai aucun fruit'' = I have no (not any) fruit, which implies that aucun requires negation with n' to mean none, and so ''J'ai aucun fruit'' to mean ''I have some fruit.''?
Or should one play safe and say ''Je n'ai pas aucun fruit'' to mean none, and ''J'ai du fruit'' to say that you do have some?
(All these sentences point towards aucun meaning some or any!)
Um, It translated aucune as "any" how does that work? To be both any and none...?? I'm confused ):
Why did Duolingo just pair aucun with no in the preceding exercise but mark it wrong in this one