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"Demain nous sommes samedi."

February 12, 2013

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mstein31

Is Rebecca Black writing these sentences?

August 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/maverickpl

What is the literal translation / reason why this works? Is it "tomorrow we are at Saturday"?

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Remy
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In French, you usually translate "It is (+ week day)" into "Nous sommes". For example: "It is Saturday" translates into "Nous sommes samedi." (or "C'est samedi.")

February 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jackie.Bowers

it's because "tomorrow we are at Saturday" is not natural English. However, at other times, Duolingo rejects "natural English" and insists on a more literal translation. So it gets very frustrating, I agree.

May 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mortonte

According to a podcast I listen to (Francais Authentique) 'On est samedi' is how the french would say 'it's Saturday' in everyday conversation.

September 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Remy
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You can say both, but "on est" is more informal than "nous sommes".

September 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ellysabelly

when should we use nous sommes...when should we use c'est?

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Remy
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You can use both, but "c'est samedi" is used more frequently than "nous sommes samedi", so this sentence was changed to "Demain, c'est samedi."

September 30, 2013
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