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"They are setting words."

December 28, 2012

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

what does setting words even mean?... I thought it was dying words, that would make much more sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/S0F1E

I think the French translates to something like "they are putting it into words" http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=805763


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

Seems weird to me too, but it's technically a legit sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nikolai1234

What does this mean? I've never heard someone say, "they are are setting words."


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

Why is "Elles meurent des mots." invalid?


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

How come you would confuse "mettent" (put/set) and "meurent" (die)?

Would "they are dying words" make any sense to you?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sothisislife101

In the case of talking about linguistics there are plenty of dying words and dying languages - though, that would be "Ils meurent des mots".

I have no idea what 'setting words' even is, at least in English...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joel-Iowan

What would Elles mettents des mots mean in french btw?


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

"mettents" does not exist, the plural form of "elle met" is "elles mettent".

as said before, "elles mettent des mots" would mean "they are setting words" (to music, for ex)

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