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

"The women's sauce"

February 9, 2013

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

Because it's the possessive and you should rephrase it as "The sauce of the women". So "of" is "de" and knowing that "de"+"les"="des", you end up with "La sauce des femmes".


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

The sentence has no sense.


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

les femmes = the women, des femmes = some women.. why "des femmes" here?


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

I couldn't figure it out either. Maybe they think of the "the" as going with the sauce, not with the women; the women, being left without a qualifier, get a "des". (Though that, in English, would more likely be written as "Women's sauce" without a "the" in front.)


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

In a situation where you would have "de les", you use "des" as far as I know.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/learning5301

..............woman's sauce?


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

I want to know the recipe!

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