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"Mes roses sont belles."

Translation:My roses are beautiful.

December 29, 2012

15 Comments


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

Why is 'My roses are nice' not correct? I think it should be.


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

beau/belle = beautiful (full of beauty = plein(es) de beauté)


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

Trouble is there is a lack of consistency in the answers - nice is given as a definition in earlier examples, which is why I used it here (cus it's quicker to type that beautiful!)


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

but Duo also suggested nice.


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

It is just listing a translation, not suggesting it.


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

Pretty works, too. Nice is not quite a synonym.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alexbc92

I tried pretty, but got is wrong.


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

I made the same mistake, BUT... DL should not be the only source of learning French. Check out this link: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/french-english/belle?showCookiePolicy=true then compare senses 1 and 3. Outstanding question for me: How then would one say in French: "the roses are nice"?


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

I think I found it: the roses are nice = les roses sont jolies


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

but - nice is on the dropdown for "belle". should it not be? Or is it right in other contexts?


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

This was a listening question for me, and I got it right, but wondered if there is a difference in the way 'mes' and 'mais' are pronounced? I couldn't tell which it was here. Thanks!


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

Technically, yes. In IPA terms, mais is /mÉ›/ and mes is /me/. It's a very subtle difference to my ear but you can hear it if you try each word by itself in Google Translate. The way I would describe it is that mes is almost like the English word me, or like may said with a Scottish accent, whereas mais is more like an American saying may.


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

Thank you, that is very helpful!


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

it is easier to type " nice" than typing beautiful , but it is not correct!?


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

You have to resist the temptation to adapt your translations, when a given word has a direct translation.

Beautiful = beau, belle, beaux, belles.

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