"Devant et derrière"

Translation:In the front and in the back

December 25, 2012

25 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Azuremars

Woah, Duolingo, you naughty boy!

September 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/TrueCB

Came here for this.

June 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ajyro

You just made my day. Have a lingot.

May 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kread18

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

October 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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."

December 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/douglab

Same

October 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BillPiazze

Same here!

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Swifty139

Moi aussi

January 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Soupcatcher_Ogre

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

December 25, 2012

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

August 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lkt005

front and back should be accepted

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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 !

March 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dreamingofparis

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

October 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ThanKwee

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

October 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

October 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

October 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HallieGray

Ahead of and behind was marked wrong. Judgements?

April 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/grandjo

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

August 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RockyRogue

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

November 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Soupcatcher_Ogre

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

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

April 6, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/beanofdoom

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

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pedrofdrummond

So that`s how you like it?!

June 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mapgarida

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

January 14, 2015
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