https://www.duolingo.com/Sjaitkaas

"Il pose."

December 25, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"he asks" is "il demande". "il pose une question" is closer: he is asking a question.

December 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/GypsyDavey

"He lays down", which is one answer given, is entirely incorrect. "Lay" is used transitively, ie when there is an object "He lays her down on the couch". Where the actions is intransitive, ie no object, "Lie" should be used. The correct answer here, where there is no object, is "He lies down."

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rueff21

how would "he places" not be correct? Thanks

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjaitkaas

Why is "He asks" not correct?

December 25, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

Because pose is not about asking. It is not the english equivalent of "to propose". Check out the reference to the thread of things I have found out about the verb poser, also in this thread.
Its meaning is more about to put down something gently and with flare, with design. It is used in all sorts of medical and technical terms, and in common expressions. It is a great verb to learn about.

July 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chelseasupafly

How does "He put down" make sense?

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"he putS down" is like "il pose", it would need a direct object (his phone, for example).

here, I guess that in French as in English this is a second meaning of verb pose/poser, ie he is getting ready for a photographer to take a picture of him.

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Mcgurker

Poser also means "to drop" I believe, dunno if that's accepted.

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Not quite, I think. "drop" is better translated by "laisser tomber", which means that you hold something, then open your hand and the thing falls down. "Poser" is about quietly putting something on to a surface.

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

I have found out some FANTASTIC expressions, medical terminology and technical terminology that uses this very useful verb. Click here to check out some more information on the verb poser. In these duolingo sentences it seems to be meaning " to put down gently, with purpose, with flare ".
I recommend you checking out all the other great ways you can use this verb !

July 4, 2014
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