This is one of the biggest problems with Duolingo is when words are pronounced wrong and everyone knows it, but nobody can fix it
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Is the speaker pronouncing menu's correctly? He says the word as if it were spelled "menuis" If he is pronouncing the word correctly, why does the end vowel sound change from the English "oo" sound in the singular menu, to the English "ow" sound in the plural menu's?
Yes, there is a possessive ‘s, but it is not like English.
For words that end in consonants other than s, there will be no apostrophe for the possessive, just add an s.
This word is simply plural: http://www.dutchgrammar.com/en/?n=NounsAndArticles.10
Yes, Dutch does have a possessive "s", but as spelling rules differ, compared to English it's less often written with an apostrophe:
A possessive apostrophe s is added to a noun or name ending in a vowel. "papa's jas" (dad's coat)
A possessive s is added to a noun or name ending in a consonant other than s. "vaders jas" (father's coat)
A possessive apostrophe is added to a noun or name already ending in an s. "Dries' jas" (Dries's coat)
You can use a "continuous" form which requires "zijn + aan het + infinitive". Which would make: "De meisjes zijn de menu's aan het lezen".
Note that his is only used to emphasise that it is happening at this moment.
The app responds that the answer "the girls are reading the menu" is wrong and it should be "the girls read the menu", but it can be both, actually! Change it, please _