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"Welcome children!"

January 31, 2013

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

My French teacher has taught us when speaking to a group of mixed sexes, you can use "bienvenu(e)s." Is this correct?


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

When "bienvenu" is used as such :

  • "vous êtes les bienvenus" (all boys/men or mixed sexes) or "vous êtes les bienvenues" (all girls/women).

  • or when "bienvenu" is an adjective: "vous êtes bienvenu/s/es"

  • When it is a noun, ie "la bienvenue", it is feminine/singular : "Je vous souhaite la bienvenue"


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

So, "Bienvenus/es les enfants" is a no-no?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Remy
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No, because "bienvenus/bienvenues" are adjectives, are here "bienvenue" is used as an interjection (invariable).

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