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"Le livre moyen"

January 2, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DoogieFresh

Why isn't "the middle book" correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"the middle book" would rather be "le livre du milieu"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shriramk

"moyen age" is middle ages, right? Not "average age"...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"moyen" can mean 'neither big, nor small' or 'neither wonderful not useless' (very close to "mediocre"), including in this example, since we have no hint of context.

"le livre moyen" in the sense of "the average book" is one of the possible solutions, not the only one.

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