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"Tu lis une lettre ?"

December 31, 2012

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GiantMonkey

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

December 31, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/italoraony

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

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/GiantMonkey

Thanks, good to know I am thinking correctly.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/italoraony

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

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/catszymusiak

how can you tell lit from lis in the audio

February 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

February 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/yezi629

I can't recognize "une" in this audio

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

February 10, 2013
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