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MaeveA2Kwiziq community member

Incorrect answer in Kwiz

In the Fall/Automne quiz I put marron for chestnut but was marked wrong. Why?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Maeve,

You might find Aurélie’s answer to a similar question useful.

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/marrons-marrons-d-inde

 

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Hope this helps !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

May be best to submit from the quiz - could it be simply the use of the wrong article (un marron/une châtaigne) ? Both marron and châtaigne can refer to edible (sweet) chestnuts. 

Marron can refer also to inedible horse chestnuts.

PS - have just answered under another question on this. It is a misunderstanding (and has come up previously) - marron d'Inde is specifically a horse chestnut, but both 'marron' on its own, and châtaigne can refer to sweet chestnuts according to multiple sources.

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/marron

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/chestnut

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/marron/181367

Incorrect answer in Kwiz

In the Fall/Automne quiz I put marron for chestnut but was marked wrong. Why?

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