"Men are boys."
'Les' means 'the' but in a plural form, as in 'les hommes' are 'the men'. 'Des' means 'some', as in 'des pommes' are 'some apples'.
why wouldn't it be correct to say les hommes sont les garcon ? that's initially how I translated it in my head...then I felt like des sounded better with garcon so that's what I wrote, which by chance I was right.
If you use google translate, that is how it is said. Les hommes sont les garcons
i thought les was "the" for plural forms and des was "of"... some notes on rules of this language would be nice opposed to just raw translation trial and error.
I could not agree more. Some simple guide lessons before each question would be extremely helpful, or at the very least, one could be given a second chance if it is only one simple mistake that is made. Trial and error IS very tedious.!!!
'Des' means some. One mnemonic I use is "Men are of the boy-type" to help me remember "des garcons". Perhaps it'll help. I got it wrong on the first try too.
all French verbs are conjugated, meaning that endings change according to the subject. we have 2 auxiliaries: être (tobe) and avoir (to have) which should be the first verbs you should learn.
je suis, tu es, il/elle/on est, nous sommes, vous êtes (polite singular and plural), ils/elles sont.
j'ai, tu as, il/elle/on a, nous avons, vous avez (polite singular and plural), ils/elles ont