i dont understand why "j'aime le diner" can't be translated to "i love the diner"
I think essentially 'aimer' means 'like' when referring to an object or whatever, and only 'love' when referring to a person. Raises the question of how to say you like a person though... "j'aime bien..." maybe?
This has been asked on so many threads! "aimer" is "to love" a person or a pet and "to like" anything else.
If you want to say you like someone, you use "aimer bien". If you want to say you love something else, you use "adorer".
Yep. Unfortunately this course is for Standard French and not Canadian French.
No. A meal can be either breakfast, lunch or dinner. Most people have three meals a day. Some people have several smaller meals throughout the day.
"Diner" has certain connotations of time, and specifies that we are talking about the evening meal i.e. "dinner" or "supper" or "tea" (depending on where you live).
"supper" is « souper » and "dinner" is « dîner ». To me they are not interchangeable and Duolingo doesn't teach that they are either.