Why not "strongly resembles"?
Beaucoup vs tres?
I was wondering exactly what is the rule for using beaucoup or tres. Only thing I know is that tres seems to come immediately before the verb.
"très" cannot be used as a stand alone adverb, only to modify an adjective or another adverb:
je suis très heureux
c'est très exactement au milieu
Duo says the "p" in "beaucoup." Is that proper?
As a liaison in front of a word starting with a vowel: yes.
Otherwise, it is mute.
In CDN French at least, the p of beaucoup would NEVER be pronounced
'The girl looks very like her mother was rejected' WTF?
there is something missing: "much" after "very"
You might want to report that one.
If you said: 'The girl looks very much like her mother', it would have been accepted. I just tried it. Your sentence is missing the word 'much' to make it a correct construction in English.
I still don't understand why 'a' is used...prepositions are my biggest weakness in this language :/
Prepositions do not always have a reason for being.
You have to learn constructions, like you have to learn genders.
So is the prepositional construction in this case to use 'à' when you want to say this looks like (à) that?
Yes, look like s.o. or sthg = ressembler à quelqu'un ou quelque chose.
why is the "a" needed? What is the grammar behind it?
The grammar is that in French, unlike English, "ressembler" is not a directly transitive verb. It needs preposition "à" to work.
thank you Sitesurf
Il ils elle elles le le les everyone pronounced the same.Nous is that when I thought it to be we or us.How many words for the same words e.g here, ici la. And thats just a few examples.
Maybe you can take a look at this: IPA for French
les = [le]
nous = we/us (subject or object)
on = one, or we, or you (depending on context)
ici et là = here and there
A side note:
The most natural way to express this in English is to say: 'She bears an uncanny resemblance to her mother' or 'She's a spitting image of her mum'