"Je veux le petit-déjeuner dans ma chambre."

Translation:I want breakfast in my room.

January 31, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/jyjoo
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so i guess you can't say "THE breakfast" in English?

January 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/klooth
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"I want the breakfast" may be correct, but it sure sounds awkward to me.

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/-TashaJ-

In English we say "I want breakfast." If we were to say "I want the breakfast.", this implies that there is only one when in fact you can't put a quantity on it.

October 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/abshannon

Well, unless there was already a specific breakfast being discussed. After "we have prepared you a full english breakfast" you could certainly answer "I want the breakfast in my room"

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/-TashaJ-

I guess theoretically that could happen, however it seems quite unlikely.

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paul_W
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Perhaps if you were to be picking from a menu; "I will have the breakfast", along with Abshannon's explanation elsewhere on this thread.

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DouggyD

I translated this to be "I would like breakfast in my room." Why is that not acceptable?

October 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Ariaflame
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Because I would like would be Je voudrais not Je veux

January 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/-TashaJ-

I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be accepted. All I can think is that "I would like" is a modal of possibility whereas "I want" is a modal of certainty. So, maybe they want the definite option here.

October 9, 2013

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I thought petit déjeuner didn't have a hyphen?

September 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/fmgjcoppens

What is wrong with "I want breakfast inside my room" ???

September 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/blumietunes

I've been corrected for using a hyphen in petit-déjeuner in one question and corrected for NOT using it in another. MAKE UP YOUR MINDS!!

January 19, 2015
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