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"Le chat boit du lait."

Translation:The cat drinks milk.

5 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/NobleJohn
NobleJohn
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When I've translated other sentences ending "du lait" etc as "the milk" they've been marked wrong, the correct answer given was "drinks milk" or "drinks some milk". I accepted that since it seemed right, there was no definite article. Yet in this case it's suddenly "drinks the milk". Some consistency would be nice.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kahoot11

well french is just hard like that

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DreamingOdelia
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D'accord ;-) I am pretty sure that this is a mistake. I wish there was a French expert to help us.

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rachel66E

I also was a little surprised to see this. Is there a reason why the is acceptable in this case?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MmmShaggy

I think this is actually wrong and should be 'some milk', not 'the milk'

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dorothy1234

Cats don't drink milk, they lap up milk.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/peepeewinter

I thought cats were lactose intolerant :(

1 year ago