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

"Le garçon boit du lait entier."

February 4, 2013

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

Does this sentence mean the boy is drinking the entire milk that is in front of his or that he is drinking a type of milk(ex 1%, 2%, whole) milk?


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

I think it means 'whole milk' as in fat content


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

That's right. To mean that he is drinking the entire milk that is in front of him, the French would say: "Il boit tout le lait".


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

This was confusing, simply because, in a few sentences back, Duo had us use 'entier' when referring to eating an entire chicken. Should that have also been 'tout le poulet'?


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

So, could I translate it as fat milk then?


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

A language essential, 'lait entier'. Whole milk.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Omega137

What is the problem with: "the boy is drinking all the milk"


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

In French, we would rather refer to the bottle, to avoid any ambiguity with "entier", which when qualifying milk means whole milk (unskimmed): "le garçon boit toute la bouteille de lait" or "le garçon boit la bouteille de lait entière".


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

why isn't "the boy drinks the entire milk" accepted ?

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