Hi nursyafiq and Pamella. "Joli(e) has a few meanings apart from "Pretty" but Beautiful isn't one of them. Beautiful=Beau, which also can mean Handsome. Interestingly, just like Pretty, Beautiful and Handsome can be both genderless and genderful, in the English language. She can be a Handsome woman as he can be a Pretty man. Something fortunate can be Pretty good and a fortune can be a Handsome Sum of Money. A disaster can be reported like: "Oh! Well THAT'S just BEAUTIFUL now isn't it??!!!" Whereas just as something may be Pretty Good it can be just as Pretty Awful! Pretty Ugly, even! A speech may be Beautifully delivered and Handsomely received. But in French Pretty=Joli(e) and Beautiful=Beau. They keep things beautifully simple for this one, and I'm pretty sure of that. There's a handsome statement.
Yeah, it is almost hidden. You dont have an ear missing. I wonder about this syndrome and struggle with it. The voicebot Does train us to listen very carefully. If we are in a busy Paris street we will have to contend with near inaudible speach and on the one hand I see that Duo is getting us acquainted with reality.On the other hand, and it is indeed upon this one I lean, I think that If we are to learn Correct French first, then surely clear correct pronunciation is in order and there could have been, surely, more time and diligence appropriated to the voicebot's clarity and pronunciation at this early stage of our course. There is the tortoise to use however that seems OTT when a clear speach at a slightly slower pace would both aid our learning speed and Stop So Much CLUTTER Filling The Threads About How We Cannot Hear What The Voicebot Is Saying ...DUOLINGO!
to buy is an irregular verb, with preterit "bought" and past participle "bought".
- "is buying" is present continuous, meaning that she is currently in the process of buying a dress;
- in French, continuous tenses do not exist.
- therefore, either you use simple present "elle achète" (lit. "she buys")
- or you want to insist on the fact that the action is happening right now and you can use the specific construction "être + en train de + infinitive" = elle est en train d'acheter (in the process of)