"These are animals."

Translation:Ce sont des animaux.

January 23, 2013



yeah, seriously "DES" and "DU". You're costing me hearts! >:(

March 5, 2013


why is "ce sont les animaux" incorrect? What is the difference between "les" and "des", and how do I know when to use them?

January 23, 2013


"les/le/la" — are the definite articles like "the". You use it when you are pointing at a specific object. And "des/du" are the indefinite articles that are used to speak about something in general. For example:

Il y a des fruits et des animaux pres de la maison. Un cheval, un chien et un chat - ce sont les animaux. Une pomme, un citron et une peche - ce sont les fruits.

There are fruits and animals near the house. A horse, a dog and a cat - these are the animals. An apple, a lemon and a peach - those are the fruits.

January 24, 2013


Why is "des" necessary here?

February 25, 2013


because the french could not have naked nouns. all nouns should be escorted by an article.

March 24, 2013
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