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"Le chat boit du lait."

Translation:The cat drinks milk.

December 30, 2012

7 Comments


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kahoot11

well french is just hard like that


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

D'accord ;-) I am pretty sure that this is a mistake. I wish there was a French expert to help us.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rachel66E

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


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

I thought cats were lactose intolerant :(


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

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


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

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

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