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Should you not start the last sentence with « Enfin » or « Finalement » ?
Lesson was: cette chanteuse a un ... kind of talent. How does certain translate to a kind of. Thanks.
Does anyone know what that sentence means? In English, please.
It's the first sentence in this lesson.
Can someone please explain the logic behind the difference in adjective agreement w/ nouns after "de" in these two sentences, which both are found in the exercise:
1) "les distances de sécurité"
2) "quelques minutes de gagnées"
Why is "securité" not in agreement w/ "les distances," while "gagnées" is in agreement w/ "quelques minutes?"
Beautiful island. Great listening opportunity. But the music is so loud, I'm having trouble hearing the narrator. Domage.
There seems to be some kind of error associated with the text input for Studyplan questions based on this lesson.
Here is the question:
"_________ des légumes." (Carrots are vegetables.)
[End of question]
I type the following reasonable answer:
On my screen, as soon as I type the thirteenth "x", the first "x" is slightly truncated at the left. (The remainder of the question is pushed to the right, which is expected behaviour.)
If I arrow left to completely expose the first "x", the final "x" then becomes partially truncated at the right. Adding further x's are correctly expanding the text box, but either the initial character or the final character are partially truncated.
If I adjust the screen font size using Ctrl++ or Ctrl+-, the truncation persists.
Additional question: Why are there quotes round some of the questions (see my example above, with the final quotes after "légumes").
On the specific Studyplan test page that I'm currently looking at, 2 questions have quotes and 8 questions have no quotes. Without being condescending, I'm sure the average guy will not notice any difference, but for techies who are trained to look for tiny clues (think "Boeing 337 Max"), these things can be irritating if they are unintentional and random. I spent some time trying to figure out what I was missing.
According to the notes, Jacques a descendu ... could mean he climbed down off the giant. I picked this answer, too, and it was wrong. Why? Thanks for your help.
Je les ai jois (s?) que Maman a cueillie(s?) How does it work here, where you have the fraises referenced by the les before the ai? Do both of these need to agree?
During my Dashboard test, one of the questions was:
Nous ______ tous le mot "hypocondriaque". (We're all spelling the word "hypochondriac".)
HINT: Conjugate "épeler" (to spell) in Le Présent
Problem: Trying to find"épeler" in the lesson page was an absolute nightmare. For the younger guys, it might be easy enough, but I'm 76.
Trying to find "épeler" didn't work, because it doesn't exist in the page.
Never mind. Marchons! Marchons!
Next, try to find the correct template for "épeler" in one of the following templates:
-é(-)er, -e(-)er, -eter, -eler, -Ê(-)ER [Note the change from lower case to upper case in the final template.]
My first attempt to find "épeler" in one of those templates stopped when I found -e(-)er, which matches -eler
The next step was to find out how to conjugate it. I failed, because the only conjugated verb on the whole page is COMPLÉTER, which does not match the template (it matches -é(-)er).
Are we confused yet?
I followed the advice to omit any question if I was unsure about the answer.
BTW: The sharp-eyed will have noticed the template -eler actually exists near the end of my list of templates. So there are ambiguous templates.
Footnote: IMHO, there's far too much material on this page. It could be split into possibly four or five lessons. The lesson generates two questions in the micro-kwiz and 1 question in the dashboard quiz. The lesson demands at least 20 questions.
Attempts to compress the material result in statements such as:
Verbs ending in -É(-)ER such as célébrer, compléter, préférer, espérer..., as well as most verbs ending in -E(-)ER (except for -ETER and -ELER verbs) such as mener, lever, semer, élever... are semi-regular -ER verbs
Compare with a lesson such as "Conjugate avoir in Le Présent (present tense)" which has only a fraction of the material, and is much easier to understand. Yet that lesson also generates two questions in the micro-kwiz and 1 question in the dashboard quiz.
IMHO, the presentation of "avoir envie de" in this lesson seems to be rambling and less precise than the corresponding "avoir besoin de" lesson. (They were written by the same author.)
Because of the differing presentations, it took me a couple of re-reads to realize that the construction of these expressions is actually IDENTICAL:
- avoir besoin de + (article) + noun
- avoir envie de + (article) + noun
- avoir besoin de + infinitive
- avoir envie de + infinitive
Note that I've replaced the unnecessary "de/d'" by the simple "de", because at this stage of a French course, I don't think anyone would ever say (or write) "J'ai besoin de un crayon". [BTW: I'm impressed by the spell checker. It flagged "de un" ! ]
The use of "parallel text" causes most Brits to prefer US courses. Although the subjects might be of equal complexity and difficulty, the Yanks use parallel text for the overhead projectors and the course notes. That seems to make the subjects seem simpler - both to learn and to remember.
BTW: Parallel text simply means the use of identical text throughout - except for the differing key words. Look at my "besoin" and "envie" examples above. The differing key words seem to jump out of the page - as if they had been emboldened.