https://www.duolingo.com/Sjaitkaas

"Le chien marche de là-bas."

January 4, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/laliga

what is the purpose of "bas" here? why not just "là"?

January 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/crimpolina

Not 100% sure, but it's my impression that adding the "bas" makes the location less specific. As in, "the dog walks over there somewhere in the direction I'm pointing" as opposed to "there is a doghouse in our yard, the dog walks there"

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjaitkaas

Why is "The dog walks over there?" incorrect?

January 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

DE là-bas = FROM over there. "The dog walks over there" would just be "Le chien marche là-bas"

January 4, 2013
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