"The bear is orange!"
Translation:L'ours est orange !
haha, it was their advertising thing all over the place back then! forgot about it, didn't think about it being gone now :)
Is like some plural words in English that do not change in singular. You, deer, sheep, fish, swine, shirmp, bass... Yes, 'you' is plural and is conjugated with 'are, were...' despite some people say "you is" or the ones that claim its plural is "y'all" or "you all" Also note that 'fishes' is the plural for different species or types of fish. So tuna and salmon are fishes, and if you caught two flounders you have a pair of fish. One last thing, shirmp and bass can be plurar as they are or as shirmps and basses.
L'ours is similar to le fils (the son). Not only is there no difference in spelling between the singular and plural forms of the either word, but also the final S is pronounced in both words, whether singular or plural:
l'ours [looRs] / les ours [layzooRs] = the bear/the bears
le fils [luh fees] / les fils [lay fees] = the son/the sons
It would be a different pronounciation :in 'ours' you pronounce the "s" (I might make spelling mistakes)
No, it's a mandatory liaison, you can't leave the two vowels together like that. The 'e' is required to drop out so you can make'l'ours'.
I was always taught that the same happens in verbs, so "tu as" becomes "t'as", but duolingo seems to accept "tu as"- is that normal?
No that's incorrect. "Tu as" commonly becomes "T'as" in informal French but it is not the correct way to write it.
that makes sense- but then why don't the two vowels in "Tu as" get contracted, but the e and o in "l'ours" do?
It's just how French is. "Le ours" must contract to "L'ours" (compulsory). But 'Tu' just does not contract.
You'll frequently hear "T'es" as well but this is also not proper french.
"je" can be contracted (ex:j'aime,j'entend...)but "tu" is never contractedand grammatically correct at the same time
It seems natural to say "tu as" because there is a "w" sound separating the two words.
Thanks for clarifying! My problem is that I mostly learnt French from just chatting to people there, and never properly learnt the rules of grammar- Duolingo is really helpful in rectifying it!
No. In school, I learned that "la" or "le" cannot precede a noun starting with a vowel, I visualize it in my mind as "two vowels in a row is not right". Not the same with verbs though... for example, "tu as" is correct French. I hope that helps! (Note: if I'm saying along the lines of others, I was not copying. I have been wrongly blamed for copying others SO many times, I cannot comment without warning this.)
First theres a green elephant, now theres an orange bear? Whats going on with Duolingo
The pronunciation of "l'ours" sounds very similer to the word "puzzle/mystery" in 'Arabic' :) .. just saying ..
orange bears, pink elephants, green fish, purple ducks-- I wouldn't be surprised to see a green dog.
Why the only correct type appears to be only "l'ours" and not "l'ourse" as well?
At the time you learn a new noun, you should make a note of the gender; the articles usually help or Duo's pop-up when you hover over a new word usually tells you. If that does not work, look the word up in a dictionary.
You cannot learn French without making this a habit from the get-go because every noun has a gender and it affects other parts of speech when you write sentences.
Why not? They always give wrong options but you only have to choose all the right ones.
If you accidentally donate a Lingot or want to withdraw a Lingot, how is it done?
How did i get it wrong when i said"le our est prange" but instead the correct answer was "l'ours est orange". Doulingo needs to fix this problem!
the only reason i got it wrong is because i added an extra exclamation mark i did this - " L' ours est orange!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "
has anyone ever seen an orange bear, if you have call me on 911
P.S don't call 911 or 999 unless you have an emergency
me : what? orange bear. what is next a blue diolingo owl aaaahhhhh my head..... duoligo : NO LOGIC BROOO!!!