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

"Tu lis une lettre ?"

December 31, 2012

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

Why wouldn't it be "Lis-tu une lettre?"


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

"Lis-tu" would be a more formal way.


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

Thanks, good to know I am thinking correctly.


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

If "Tu lis une lettre?" is "Do you read a letter?", inquisitive, what would be "You read a letter", declarative?

Put otherwise, what, if anything, indicates that this is a question, besides punctuation and inflection?


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

Nothing. Punctuation and inflection (and context in some cases) would be the determinant for whether it's a question or an affirmation.


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

how can you tell lit from lis in the audio


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

I believe it is just knowing that it's Tu lis, je lis, il lit, elle lit type of thing. I can't hear any difference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yezi629

I can't recognize "une" in this audio


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

There are definitely issues with the way that the audio relays on this site; there are many words that are very vague to distinguish, if you can hear them at all.

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