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

"Tu manges une tortue ?"

December 29, 2012

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


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    Can people eat turtles?


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

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


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


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

    yeah, in the peruvian jungle eat turtle meat!

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