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"Les filles mangent le beurre."

December 25, 2012

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jdiab

People are really eating strange things in this lesson...

January 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanneLee

i agree 100% who eats butter?

February 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/asilverm

Well here is some help. Fille is feminine so it's 'la' fille for singular and 'les' filles for plural. I'm sure you can tell the difference between 'la' and 'les'

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/roberttower

thanks. why is girls masculine?

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CorkSpork

I cannot hear the difference between plural and singular. Les filles or le fille and i hear exactly the same thing.

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/VonSohn

I complained about that to a friend who speaks French. He told me that's how the language is and why it is so hard to learn.

January 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/scar_as_coot

The "e" is more open in "Les", it sounds a little like "lait".

The "e" is more "down pitch" in "le", a little like "duh" in english but with an "L".

The word "fille" is very similar to "filles."

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/adelbosco

I agree and it is frustrating how many times I have to play the recording and still get it wrong 50% of the time

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bijouxly

fille = girl, no?

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/asilverm

Yes but it's not like spanish. All plurals in french take the male article. So la fille is singular and les filles is plural. So even if the 's' isn't pronounced you can tell the plurality by the article LA or LES.

LA (blank) is singular and LES (is plural.)

January 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/barbp.

Why not du buerre

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/asilverm

du beurre = butter. le buerre means 'the butter.'

The girls eat butter (du buerre) or the girls eat the butter (le buerre)

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anine

Why is 'Girls eat the butter' wrong now?

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kschultz7

You missed les = the.

February 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Anine

Yes, but in most sentences 'les' doesn't have to be translated, since in french 'les filles mangent...' can refer to girls in general. I was curious if there's a reason why this doesn't apply in this particular sentence.

February 9, 2013
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