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"Devant et derrière"

Translation:In the front and in the back

December 25, 2012

26 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Azuremars

Woah, Duolingo, you naughty boy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TrueCB

Came here for this.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ajyro

You just made my day. Have a lingot.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kread18

i put "in front of and behind" and that was marked wrong too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/musikia

Ditto. This should definitely be correct. "In front and behind" is not a correct parallelism in English. e.g. "There are things in front and behind him." It must be "There are things in front OF and behind him."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soupcatcher_Ogre

If you say this, it is "front and back"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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"Front and back" is accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lkt005

front and back should be accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bredouille

If you answer with "In the front and in the back", "in the back" is corrected to "on the back" - doesn't make any sense to me though !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dreamingofparis

figuratively speaking, isn't "before and after" correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

I'm not positive, but I believe that would be "Avant et apres"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/douglab

How would one translate the before as in "The situation played out before my eyes."? I'm thinking "devant"? That said, I agree that "after" would still not apply here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThanKwee

Yes, in the sentence "before my eyes", "devant" seems more appropriate. The use of "before" used this way would no doubt confuse someone who is not a native English speaker.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HallieGray

Ahead of and behind was marked wrong. Judgements?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grandjo

At the front and at the back was marked wrong. Why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RockyRogue

'Ahead and behind' is marked wrong, though literally correct, and no such idiom was taught.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Soupcatcher_Ogre

I didn't know this was going to be posted here. Thank you for the warning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LinhNguyenRXL

So what is the difference between "devant" and "avant"? I'm guessing "devant" means "in front of" in term of space, and "avant" is "before" in term of time?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/beanofdoom

'Front and rear' should also be correct. Now I've gotta start all over, blasted finicky bird!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pedrofdrummond

So that`s how you like it?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mapgarida

"In front and behind" was not wanted. :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MargieCJ1974

Both the words "deviant" and "derrière" are adverbs. So why are they in this section under Adjectives 4 please?

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