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

"Girls can have a cookie."

February 7, 2013

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

cookie = biscuit ?


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

Yes, actually, in French, we tend to use "gâteau" for many different preparations : "gâteau sec" or "petit gâteau" will mean biscuit in a more obvious way.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abhishekaditya21

Can I not use "Des filles" instead of "Les filles"


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

I think it would not make much sense because "des filles peuvent avoir un gâteau" would mean that some of the girls can have one and not others, which is not intended here. What is meant here is that the girls present here (all of them) can have a cookie.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/abhishekaditya21

Okay, yeah it does make sense. Thanks for clarifying.

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