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"L'alcool est pur."

Translation:The alcohol is pure.

August 29, 2013



Why not clean? Last time i said pure and it said another translation was clean!!!

March 4, 2014


I think because in this case it's "pur" as in it's only alcohol, nothing added to it, and not "clean vs dirty". It is kind of contradicting though

July 6, 2014

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July 11, 2018


Please advise why and where "Pur" and "Pure" used . What is the difference?

August 29, 2013


pur is the masc. adjective, pure is the feminine adjective.

August 30, 2013

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shouldn't " the alcohol is straight" also be allowed? i thought it may be comparable to it is straight alcohol which is a common english sentence.

September 2, 2013


While you might say in english that 'That is straight alcohol' you would never say 'the alcohol is straight', and in any case is different to 'pure'. Straight just means that the alcohol is not diluted further when served, it does not mean that the alcohol in the bottle is 100% pure alcohol (that would not be advisable as a drink).

May 13, 2018

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In this sentence, "pur" means "undiluted". One could technically say "straight", but it is not idiomatic to say "the alcohol is straight". Understanding the various meanings of a word are only half the battle. Context influences which one is the best choice.

July 11, 2018


I submitted, "The drink is pure." In other contexts, alcool == drink. I understand if the intent was to convey a shot or a "neat" drink, sure, but lacking context, I think my answer is correct also.

March 17, 2014


I guess they meant pure alcohol (the chemical contained in alcoholic drinks), as opposed to an alcoholic drink for which it's harder to define 'pureness' because there's variations on every kind.

September 28, 2014


Why was 'It is pure alcohol' not allowed?

August 4, 2014


"It is pure alcohol." = C'est de l'alcool pur. It's a different sentence structure.

October 28, 2015


In the first example my answer was correct. The second time it was marked PURE, not pur. The sentence was exactly the same? Why?

March 16, 2018

  • 1840

FR "l'alcool" is a masculine noun, so it will be "pur", not "pure", for agreement.

July 11, 2018


Mimi I had the same thing happen to me

January 6, 2019


Oh my, moonshine?

August 14, 2018
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