"Beautiful birds"

January 28, 2013


I don't see why the De/Des needs to be included here

January 28, 2013

Because it is the plural of "un bel oiseau" and that French keeps an article in the plural form, while the English doesn't.

January 29, 2013

Why are both "de" and "des" correct? I thought I had to use "de" beause the adjective precedes the noun.

May 19, 2013

"Des" is not correct.

May 20, 2013

Duolingo doesn't know that...

Another correct solution:

<pre>Des beaux oiseaux </pre>
May 24, 2013

The problem reported.

July 1, 2013


May 20, 2013

I'm still confused about why "les" can't be used here. I realize a literal translation would make it "the beautiful birds", but I keep seeing "la/le/les" used for a translation without an article in English. I saw "beautiful birds" had no article in English so I tried using "les" for the French translation.

August 15, 2013

Consider this: "beautiful birds" is the plural of "a beautiful bird".

In French: "de beaux oiseaux" is the plural of "un bel oiseau".

Note: in front of an adjective, plural indefinite article "des" becomes "de" Note2: "beau" becomes "bel" in front of a noun starting with a vowel (oiseau) or a non-aspired H (homme)

August 16, 2013
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