https://www.duolingo.com/Jazradel

"The girls' newspaper."

January 24, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jazradel

Is this the only way of saying this? Would 'Les filles journal' or something similar ever be correct?

January 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

The possessive form <owner + apostrophe + possessed object> does not exist in French. the construction is always <article + possessed object + de + definite article + owner>.

  • singular: le journal de la fille or le journal du garçon
  • plural: le journal des filles or le journal des garçons
  • please note that: -- "de le" is contracted in "du" -- "de-les" is contracted in des.
January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/falee

Could someone explain why journal de les filles is wrong?

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shizukani

When you have "de" and "les" next to each other, you combine them to make "des."

January 26, 2013
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