"L'orange a laissé un goût étrange dans ma bouche."

Translation:The orange left a strange taste in my mouth.

December 26, 2012

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kjmmillard

"the orange left me a strange taste in my mouth" is not correct english.

December 26, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandiSiek

Agreed. "The orange has left a strange taste in my mouth" is accepted and I think sounds better.

November 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/branbee

Yep, it seems redundant

October 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Wobjam
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Yes haha, it sounds a bit peculiar only unless this is an anthropomorphic orange that leaves strange tastes lying around in places/in its will.

October 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rgrannan36

I agree. One could say "The mailman left me a package in my mailbox" or "My friend left me a message at my aunt's house" however.

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/klooth

True. Perhaps because you can share a mailbox (the package could have been for your roommate) and an aunt (the message could have been for your cousin), but not a mouth (an orange can't leave someone else a bad taste in your mouth).

October 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Karjze

Always nice to see an overlap between polish and french, makes my life so much easier haha!

June 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasGabr13

I was tempted to write that the orange has a strange after-taste but I chickened out and went with the more literal translation

December 12, 2017
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