"Il a un canard, j'ai une tortue."

Translation:He has a duck, I have a turtle.

December 27, 2012



Turtles are cooler than ducks anyways.

January 18, 2014


"He has a duck, I a tortoise": seems fine to me

December 27, 2012


"I a tortoise" is a little flowery for the average English writing - more like how a poet or academic might write. Not that' it's wrong in the context of the translation.

December 28, 2012


Je suis d'accord

April 16, 2016


Moi aussi

August 7, 2017


Shouldn't it be "He has a duck; I have turtle"

with a semicolon

January 27, 2015


Either comma splicing isn't a thing in French or someone at Duolingo is grammatically challenged

July 3, 2018


Turtle vs. Tortoise: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What%27s_the_difference_between_a_turtle_and_tortoise As a non-native speaker of English I found this very interesting. As far as I can tell it's the same as Landschildkröten and Meeresschildkröten in German.

March 24, 2013


It's actually a bit more complicated than that. The usage of "tortoise" and "turtle" depends on the dialect of English being spoken. See the wikipedia entry here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle#Turtle.2C_tortoise.2C_or_terrapin and these Oxford English Dictionary definition: http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/tortoise?q=tortoise and http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/turtle?q=turtle for more on the controversy.

March 24, 2013


Duo corrected me saying "He's a duck, I've a turtle" was correct. To me "He's" means "he is" which would be wrong and "I've" just sounds like slang. Very strange.

November 26, 2015


I've means I have(Though it looks sort of odd to me, even though I'm a native speaker) and he's can be he is or he has.

January 19, 2016


In the audio version of this, the un and une totally get lost unless you play it in slow motion, which I don't really want to be doing, because a native french speaker wouldn't speak that slowly.

November 23, 2014


Couldn't 'it has a duck' work too? Just wondering, since that is usually the one I use when I see 'il'.

December 27, 2014


Perhaps it is implied that the owner is a person, so not an "it"?

November 6, 2015


In English, this would be a grammatically incorrect run-on sentence. Are such run-ons allowed in French?

November 6, 2015


So j'ai means 'I have'?

April 1, 2016


Why don't I use c'a instead of il a? Like c'est and not il est..

June 1, 2016


The guy says "j'ai la tortue" - not "j'ai une tortue"

April 25, 2017


Why is "I have a tortoise" not accepted?

February 1, 2019


It's interesting but, this says that 'canard' could also refer to a rag or newspaper.

February 5, 2014
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