"Les livres sont neufs" = "The books are new".
Couldn't this also be (based on the audio): "Les livres sont neuf" = "there are nine books"?
How does that work with cards if you were to have a hand or deck with two or more nines?
Missy-right a dit d'apres l' " audio" . Il a raison. Mais un français natif sent la différence
I had 9, nine, and news as my hints (although, in retrospect, I should have figured this out). Reported.
"brand new" would rather translate to "tout neufs", but it is now accepted. Thanks!
As Remy has point out, it is the difference between "new" and "brand new". Yes, "neuf" means "new" (fresh out of the factory). Normally, the English "new" is sufficient to convey this meaning. If you want to emphasize that something is "brand new", you could say "tout neuf".