"Le chien marche de là-bas."

January 4, 2013


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

January 7, 2013

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

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

January 4, 2013

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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