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"Good morning children!"

January 25, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gossipgirlxoxo8

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OECDlearner

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ellebombellen

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OECDlearner

no the "les" is necessary.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EldritchOpossum

But why? Shouldn't it be assumed?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OECDlearner

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OECDlearner

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OECDlearner

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timwi

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dessiner

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