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vocabulary question

I found both le grand huit and une montagne russe and I always have trouble deciding which option to use (usually the "wrong" one! as in this case I used la montagne russe which was corrected to plural.  The alternative option (the preferred response) le grand huit was not. Can someone explain?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kay,

No rhyme of reason this is just the words that are used for a roller coaster in French -

Les montagnes russes ( plural) 

Le grand huit /Le grand 8 ( which is a roller coaster in the shape of the number 8 )

All were accepted.

Bonne Continuation!

vocabulary question

I found both le grand huit and une montagne russe and I always have trouble deciding which option to use (usually the "wrong" one! as in this case I used la montagne russe which was corrected to plural.  The alternative option (the preferred response) le grand huit was not. Can someone explain?

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