https://www.duolingo.com/Fred724942

Correct answer is incorrect?

So, I had a sentence to translate "J'aime le fromage", which I CORRECTLY translated to "I love cheese" but the app disagreed with me and told me that "I am fond of cheese" is the correct answer. Why does it do this? Its the same thing from what I understand, why would I need to be so specific?

April 22, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jgstcd

The French course accepts "aimer" as "love" only with people. For anything inanimate it wants "like" or some such similar word or phrase.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheryl1

I noticed the same thing although either could be considered correct. Perhaps some people really do ''love' cheese!

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jgstcd

I think you would need an even stronger verb then. "J'adore le fromage!", for example.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne

Report the sentence. They will fix it.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Fred724942

How do I actually report it? I took a screenshot of it but I can't report it then and there anymore.

April 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheryl1

On the left side of the exercise screen you'll see a Report a Problem button. If you've already hit Continue you'll need to wait until the sentence comes up again. Your translation is correct. No one is ''fond'' of cheese:) However, it would be an acceptable answer as well. Sometimes the answer Duo displays is one of many different acceptable answers. Generally clicking on the discussion button will give you one additional correct answer. You'll find more within the discussion forums as well. It's best to report or it will never change.

April 22, 2015
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