https://www.duolingo.com/amy_ds

"Tu manges une tortue ?"

December 29, 2012

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/amy_ds

There is no way to tell whether it is "you are eating a turtle" or "are you eating a turtle?" Either way, It's illegal.

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

The official form of the question should be "manges-tu une tortue ?". Yet, in oral, subject and verb are generally switched. It could be question or an exclamation: "tu manges une tortue !". If a question, you would raise your voice on the word "tortue" and if an exclamation, your tone of voice would express surprise or reproof or anger... your choice.

To comfort you, it is illegal in France as well.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/giuliap

maybe it's not illegal in France :) :) :) Anyway, I think it sounds like a questions.

December 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/rkent

Good point... It's important to comprehend the intonation of the sentence to determine if it's a statement or a question. I'm gonna pay more attention to this myself

January 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JoanneLee

omg! i love turtles! ( the chocolate!) and i love real turtles but i don't like eating them! :(

February 10, 2013

[deactivated user]

    Can people eat turtles?

    January 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/xiape

    I guess it kind of makes sense. Maybe we don't know enough to make any other sentences though

    January 26, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/andrewduo

    That's part of the reason the ones on the Galapagos Islands are so rare - from the days of sailing ships - Galapagos tortoises are big, keep for a long time, and from contemporary accounts are very tasty.

    February 5, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/JoanneLee

    people do.

    February 10, 2013

    https://www.duolingo.com/mirquiinlove

    yeah, in the peruvian jungle eat turtle meat!

    February 11, 2013
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