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Petits Portraits entre Amis

Discover six fun portraits in this A1 bilingual article.
After listening to the audio, click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

Antony

Claire

Thomas

Lana

Éric

Estelle

 

Q&A relating to this exercise 1 question, 2 answers

KimberB2Kwiziq community member

Erreurs et problemes d'exercice

1. On dit pas "une longue barbe frisee" ici, mais "une barbe longue et frisee".  'long/longue" devant  le nom = "Ouah!" comme "Quelle longue journee!".

Peut-etre s'il avait une barbe qui lui pendait jusqu' a` la poitrine, on pourrait dire: "Ouah! Quelle longue barbe!, mais ce monsieur a une barbe normale.

En plus, son pull n'est pas du tout "violet".

2.  On ne leur voit pas les yeux.

3.  En gros, il faut redessiner les portraits 

Asked 4 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

 

Not sure what the concern about the positioning of 'longue' before the noun is - it is an adjective that usually goes before the noun, but can be placed after it as well (eg les cheveux longs) ? Normally, with multiple adjectives in French, they take/hold their 'usual' position - if this means multiple adjectives before or after the noun, the adjectives are separated by 'et'. 

 

Short and common adjectives that go BEFORE nouns (adjective position)

https://grammar.collinsdictionary.com/french-easy-learning/word-order-with-adjectives

The question of whether the beard is normal or long is subjective. It is long enough to not be short - I have never heard anyone describe their beard length as 'normal', but maybe that is a generational or regional thing.

They are pretty basic drawings, that is for sure !

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Kimber,

Images published alongside reading exercises are always matching exactly with the content. They are sometimes only used as a source of inspiration for creating an exercise. ;-) 

The introduction text has been amended so as to avoid any ambiguity. 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Erreurs et problemes d'exercice

1. On dit pas "une longue barbe frisee" ici, mais "une barbe longue et frisee".  'long/longue" devant  le nom = "Ouah!" comme "Quelle longue journee!".

Peut-etre s'il avait une barbe qui lui pendait jusqu' a` la poitrine, on pourrait dire: "Ouah! Quelle longue barbe!, mais ce monsieur a une barbe normale.

En plus, son pull n'est pas du tout "violet".

2.  On ne leur voit pas les yeux.

3.  En gros, il faut redessiner les portraits 

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