https://www.duolingo.com/jtmontgo

"See you later, boys!"

January 22, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jtmontgo

I didn't include the "les", is it really necessary? Or am I being overly systematic with my translations?

January 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/nicojx

What about "A plus, les garcon"? What does the "tard" do?

March 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/WandersFar

Yeah, it seems redundant.

'À plus' means 'See you later,' so doesn't 'À plus tard' mean 'See you later later?'

What's the point of tacking 'tard' onto the end — is it just for emphasis? And if so, shouldn't 'À plus' be accepted as well?

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AdrianaMendes

For the same reason north-americans say "later on". Isn't 'later' enough? "À plus tard" is just the way it is...

May 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Helbino

I can't put des here? Mais pourquoi? (But why?)

April 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sebmtk

"Des" means "some," and they are not asking for "some boys."

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/antrose04

With "des" being the indefinite article and "les" being the definite article, wouldn't the prior make more sense here? I know we're not saying "some boys," but we're also not saying "the boys." Wouldn't an indefinite article be the standard when neither is established?

April 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/PRFann

Couldn't it also be A bientot les garcons?

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gareth321

I think that would translate to "see you SOON". Not much of a practical difference, but a difference none-the-less.

February 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HokaHelal

why "les"? there is no "the" in the English sentence?

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/DuFarge

You're not translating the English sentence. You're now speaking in french and, therefore, must speak in french and speak the way they do.

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/HokaHelal

so when should i but "les" when there "the" and when shouldn't ?

March 25, 2013
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