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"Good morning children!"

January 25, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/gossipgirlxoxo8

omg so mad I said "bon matin" instead of "bonjour" and it said i was wrong!

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OECDlearner

yes it's wrong, mais tu pouvais dire "bonne matinée les enfants!"

January 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ellebombellen

Why is "Bonjour enfants" wrong? The "les" is not necessary right?

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OECDlearner

no the "les" is necessary.

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/oldschoolsensei

But why? Shouldn't it be assumed?

January 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dessiner

Not in French, I'm afraid. The object (enfants) needs its article (les). Sure, a frenchman would understand what you mean, but it's not correct French.

January 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OECDlearner

"bonjour enfants" may be understandable if the situation is clear (you don't speak french, by "enfants" you don't mean "enfant"...)

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OOOlive

I think: bonjour mon enfants. would be correct too, as it is saying to people, when you look at them and greet, u cant just say, "the children"...isnt it?

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OECDlearner

"bonjour mon enfant" is an affectionate greeting but "bonjour mes enfantS" refer to your children only.

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/13Treize

No, "bonjour mon enfant" is "hello my child", singular. "Bonjour mes enfants" would be "hello my children", plural.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/OECDlearner

I agree, why do you said "no"? that's why the "S" is a capital letter.

February 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Timwi

Funny, it says “DO NOT report mistakes here” but doesn’t offer any other place to report mistakes.

February 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/dessiner

There is a questions section and you can email the support team. http://duolingo.com/#/contact

February 4, 2013
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