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

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

December 26, 2012

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

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


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

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


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

Yep, it seems redundant


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


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


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


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

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


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

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