"Les filles lisent le journal."

Translation:The girls are reading the newspaper.

December 30, 2012

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i think the voice glitched.. i sill got da question right tho

June 18, 2015


It's not simple to distinguish between "La fille" and "Les filles" :(

December 30, 2012


This one was a toughie but if you first learn to distinguish between the 'la' and the 'le' sound then the 'les' isn't too far off (it sounds exactly the same as 'le' if the letter after it isn't a vowel) Good luck! :)

December 30, 2012


Another sign of plural: the verb. "elle lit" (EL LI)vs "elles lisent" (EL LIZ)

December 30, 2012


The way to know if it is girl or girls is to look for the s on the end of fille and then you will know weather it is girl or girls. So in away its plural sense is very much like it in English. :-)

October 14, 2015


That's fine if you're reading but if you're listening, it sounds the same.

May 26, 2016


what about the pronounciation

August 4, 2016

  • la fille - /la fij/
  • les filles - /le fij/
August 7, 2016


My answer was "The girls are reading the paper" I knew they were talking about the newspaper but simply saying 'paper' is common in everyday speech.

Maybe you could change that.

April 26, 2015


It would misleading once back translated to French: "les filles lisent le papier", knowing that "un papier" is only one article in a newspaper or a simple note on paper.

April 26, 2015


When i first did it, i made that same wording. I thought it would work...

April 18, 2016


I wrote news instead of newspaper and got it wrong

November 12, 2016

  • The girls are watching the news on the television
  • The girls are listening to the news on the radio
  • The girls are reading the news in the newspaper
  • The girls are reading the news online
  • The girls are reading the news on their phones

"News" is not "newspaper", "radio" or "television". You need to be more specific.

November 13, 2016


ok thanks

November 17, 2016


does "The girls are reading the newspaper" work here as well?

Also, it was extremely hard to hear the mechivoice say lisent.

February 25, 2013


Yes, "The girls are reading the newspaper" works. The -ent in "lisent" is not pronounced in French.

April 26, 2013


So this isn't the same as "The girls are reading a newspaper" since le is not un then?

May 30, 2013


that's right: it is not about "any" newspaper but "the/le" newspaper, like "this one"

May 31, 2013


this french pronounciation confuses me. why "lis" ?

September 28, 2015


"lisent" is pronounced LEEZ.

Whenever the suffix is an -e or contains an -e (non accented), the last sound you hear is the previous consonant sound:

  • il parLe or ils parLent = PARL -> NOTE: all 1st group verbs follow this pattern (infinitive in -er)
September 28, 2015


I thought I'd test out 'daughters' for 'filles', but no go. Is that a possible translation here?

April 16, 2016


"filles" can translate to "daughters" if there is a family context. There is none here.

le père et les filles lisent le journal = the father and daughters read the newspaper

ses filles lisent le journal = his/her daughters read the newspaper

April 16, 2016


How do you pronunce lisent is there something i can get to guide me to say it correctly ?

August 30, 2016



August 30, 2016


http://forvo.com/ is very good to hear native speakers saying all sorts of words. If a word you're interested in hearing isn't available, you can request it.

August 31, 2016


Its not "The girl read newspaper" but is "The girls are reading the newspaper"....

September 21, 2016


Or "The girls read the newspaper".

September 22, 2016


Pronounced like: le feelis le jounal

September 26, 2016


It's confusing how in the French language every word is connected

March 15, 2017


I have no idea what you mean by that. If you mean that the words have to agree with each other, the same thing happens in English and almost every other language. E.g. "I have three cats" can't be *"I has three cat".

March 16, 2017


For people who are confused, la fille is singular and means the girl

April 12, 2017
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