https://www.duolingo.com/acanniz

"Are you doing well boys?"

January 17, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Anderchris

les would not be used in a direct address, only in a discussion of third parties.

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

I disagree. As an example, see the Duolingo sentence. Perfectly acceptable.

January 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/acanniz

Why is it "les" garcons and not "des" garcons? They do not mention "the" in the sentence.

January 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

This should help.
http://www.languageguide.org/french/grammar/articles/

There is a small blurb in the "Definite Articles" section about a noun in the general sense (e.g. "boys" instead of "the boys").

Hope that helps!

January 17, 2013
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