"Il a des dizaines de livres."
where is the ENglish in the french sentence. ANd is it dizaine or douzaine?????
In another example, "dizaine" means "about ten" while here, it means "dozen." Which is it?
I believe that this usage comes from the fact that the French are metrics: "dizaine" is based on 10, while the English have been rather based on 12, so "dozen".
in the local market in Paris they say douzaine for a dozen eggs...or am I mishearing them. They certainly give me 12 eggs