? blond instead of blonde may be a more consistent American spelling of the term, but it is by no means universal, and is rarely spelt this way outside of the United States - exceptions include schools in other countries which offer an American curricula. Conversely brunette is far more common than brunet in most literary sources, both American and International - I picked up an American copy of Glamour just the other day and saw no less than 17 references to Brunette.
Blonde with an e refers to females, whereas without an e refers to males, of that colour hair.
In all the other languages on Duolingo that I have studied these issues were easily handled by allowing for alternative spellings. It is as simple as that.
Keep calm and report. Your comments will not speed it up. But now you have cluttered the comment section, and after fixing the error you've been complaining about, this thread is going to stay up, and the new meaningful questions are going to be all the way down there.
I am sorry that the contributors have not been checking the reports for 3 years. We have better tools now.
We are only four. Some of us are new, like me, and have to clean up this mess.
In Canada, we use blonde & brunette for both male & female. I guess it depends on where the speaker comes from....
I don't think these spellings are common in the U.S. either. I reported it as an error but I suppose it technically isn't. However I've never seen "brunet".
Brunette is a feminine word in French. Applying "-ette" to man is feminizing. We normally just say "brown-haired" when referring to a male and "brunette" for a female
Yes, that is apparently technically true. The discussion here is that it's nearly unknown among native English speakers- neither in the US nor the UK is it commonly used.
We're translating into English, so the French grammatical pattern isn't relevant here. American English always uses "brunette" and "blonde" regardless of gender.
I've never heard of a man being referred to as a brunette. Brunette is explicitly a girl. And the E is dropped when writing a man's hair color blond.
For some answers it is blond for others it is blonde. You never know which it is. A recipe for neurosis !!