"Are you ready?"
Translation:Est-ce que vous êtes prêts ?
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I would add that the masc./fem. differentiation is based on the person you are addressing; if they are male, use prêt and if they are female, use prête. Use masculine terms when referring to mixed groups and femine when referring to a group of exclusively women. Hope that helped a little!
the audio was not the problem. i tried to match the verb (etre) with pret (sorry, cell keyboard doesn't have all accents). My mis-think was since you have "tu", you match it with "es" and then add the silent s to pret to become prets. Blah! Apparently singular/plural didn't click! You're analysis was spot on! (May 2021)
You need to be more specific about what confuses you, in order for your classmates to help you. Can you see it as a statement with a noun and a verb? Then can you turn it into a question? There are three ways to make questions in French. All are described in this discussion. I suggest you read the discussion and THEN ask a specific question.
Listen for the "T""
If you are asking someone if they are ready - When you ask a man or boy if they are ready you would say "Tu est prêt ?". Note there is no e on the end of the word so you do not pronounce the t.
When you ask a girl or woman you would say ''Tu est prête ?" When there is an e on the end of the word you pronounce the T.
So the key in this sentence is to listen for a ''T'' in prête. If you hear a ''T'' then prête is feminine. If you don''t hear the ''T'' then prêt is masculine.
Many adjectives are made feminine simply by adding an ''e'' at the end of the word. When this happens the consonant preceeding the ''e'' is pronounced.
On 5/23/19, no audio accompanied this question. DL accepted my answer "Vous êtes prêts."
However, with NO audio, ALL of the answers below should also be accepted by DL as a correct written translation of “Are you ready?” because: (1) “you” can refer to both singular and plural and (2) one cannot listen for an audible "t" in prête / prêtes, which would indicate that the question is being addressed to a woman (or more than one woman).
"Tu es prêt" -- addressing a man
"Tu es prête -- addressing a woman
"Vous êtes prêt" -- addressing a man
"Vous êtes prête -- addressing a woman
PLURAL, INFORMAL AND FORMAL
"Vous êtes prêts -- addressing men or mixed (women and men)
"Vous êtes prêtes" -- addressing only women
In French verbes are conjugated with regards to a person's perspective (1. 2. or 3. person), as well as singular/plural, tenses, etc.
In this case the conjugation ("bending") of the verb être (present tense) is as follows:
SINGILAR 1. Je suis 2. Tu es 3. Il/elle/on est PLURAL 1. Nous sommes 2. Vous êtes 3. Ils/elles sont
"prêtes" is feminine plural, but "es-tu" is asking a single person. Correct would be any of the following:
"Es-tu prêt" or "Es-tu prête" asking a single male person (1st) or single female person (2nd) informally
"Êtes-vous prêt" or "Êtes-vous prête" asking a single male person (1st) or a single female person (2nd) formally
"Êtes-vous prêts" or "Êtes-vous prêtes" asking multiple male people or male/female mixed people (1st) or multiple all-female people (2nd)
It looks correct to me. Sometimes the computer doesn't have all the correct answers. I assume you had accents marks, although duo rarely marks you wrong if you leave them out. According to two very good descriptions above, your example is one of the correct translations: 2nd person formal.
Even my English phone keyboard gives me the option if I hold the "o" key. If you're using Android maybe you need to try a different keyboard. But regardless, as someone else already said, the answer will be accepted even if you write "oe". At most it will tell you that there was another correct answer with the special character.
Because the question provides ''Tu'', the adjective should be singular.
Otherwise, it should be ''Nous sommes/Vous êtes/Ils sont/Elles sont + prêts/prêtes.
masculine plural -> prêts
mixed both masculine and feminine -> prêts
feminine plural -> prêtes
masculine -> prêt
feminine -> prête
The options only provide ''prêts'' and ''prête'' for me. Not sure every one gets the same options, so i rewite my response.
THx, GraemeSarg. I should be more specific ;)
Vous is not one of the options so we must use tu. Tu is always singular. The two options for pret are pretes of prey. So it isn't a problem with gender. It is a problem with number. Pretes is plural so it can't be used with tu. So the person we are talking to is one man, since prete is not an option in the word bank, we must use pretty, if you are using the keyboard we should be able to answer in ignorance of their gender prete or pret.