"We have children."
Translation:Nous avons des enfants.
what purpose does the "des" server here if "avons" = has and enfants = chlidren. in a word or word transaltaion it would be completely ignored and still make sense, so what purpose does it serve?
in English, "we have children" is equivalent to "we have some children". The word "some" is implied. In French though, you can't imply that; you have to explicitly say it. "Nous avons des enfants" ("we have some children" is grammatically correct; "nous avons enfants" ("we have children") isn't. It's just one of those things.
I'm confused with the difference between "les" and "des". Is it based on fem/masc?
"les" = the. so les enfants = the children where as "des" = some/any. so des enfants = some children ( also just an extra thought: both les and des are plural because the word children is plural if a word is singular, you would use le or la for the, and du or de la for some/any.)
nous sommes= we are, nous avons= we have, they wanted to say we have children and not we are children
"ont" is used when you are talking about others. avons is used when you are talking about yourself. avez is used when referring to who you're talking to.
They have -> Ils/Elles ont -- We have -> Nous avons -- You (plural) have -> Vous avez
What are all the forms of have? When do i use the different kinds? I just constantly use "a" for have and it isnt aolways correct :/
I'm confused and several people asked but no answer... why not ONT des enfants? I am still stuck where to use ONT des or just des
Avons is used with nous. Avez is used with vouz. That's the only difference.
Good day. Please I'd like to know how to correctly distinguish when to pronounce the s in des and les