"Good night and until tomorrow!"

Translation:Bonne nuit et à demain !

February 24, 2013

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Jusqu’à demain?


I think this is a situation where it was realized that "Jusqu" made for a bit of a tongue twister and it was dropped from everyday usage.


Yes, litteraly "until tomorrow" = "jusqu'à demain", This translation is very weird, a Duolingo mistake to report? Can you use "until tomorrow" as a greeting in English? Weird...

I think they made a mistake: A demain (and never "Juqu'à demain", nobody could say that as a greeting!!!), A demain = See you tomorrow, and that's all, why they put "jusqu'à demain"?


I keep getting this instead of the actual à demain answer.


No "A demain" = "See you tomorrow" is the good answer. This one is just weird... I could be wrong, but I never heard someone saying "until tomorrow" as a greeting! The correct one is "see you tomorrow"! Please, if I'm right, and it can't be said like this in English, report it!


Yes, in English is a kind weird to say "until tomorrow". I didn't had problems with this exercise because in portuguese we use "até amanhã!" wich means literally "until tomorrow!" and has the meaning of "see you tomorrow!" too.


Correct solutions: Bonne nuit et à demain! Bonne nuit et à demain !

Is putting a space before the exclamation point a French thing or a duolingo thing?


French, I think it's called une espace fine


Yes "une espace fine" but only in typography. (it's very weird printer jargon)

The word "espace" is normally masculine (very few people knows it can be feminine in printer jargon)


It's a French typographic rule, but don't worry, it's not mandatory. It's so optional than I think only printers or journalists use really this rule. (I never used it in my life, except on Duolingo)


How do I know which accent is correct? I'm not sure I can tell the difference..


My teacher taught me this: a cute baby went to its grave. It helps you differentiate between the acute and grave accent. The acute accent indicate an alteration of a sound, as of quality, quantity, or pitch, e.g., in risqué and the grave accent is a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation of a vowel. Hope this helps :)


wow that's morbid


It's a funny story, IslandGirlAddie, but not very accurate.

The acute accent doesn't indicate "an alteration of a sound, of quantity, etc...." (are you sure he told you that about French?), It only means you pronounce the "é" as the "é" in "café" or "Beyoncé". (you can consider the voice is slightly increasing a bit, it's the memorization method I used when I learned how to read at school.) Accute accent: é.

Grave accent: means two things:

-Used to differenciate for instance "a" (the verb, has), with "à" (the preposition, to, at...), the ou (or) and the où (where), etc... but with no difference in the sound (only the spelling)

-Or used with a difference of sound. è is pronounced like "ai" in "J'aime". "You can consider the voice is slightly decreasing, grave accent)


How do you know why using "à" instead of "a"?


"a" is the verb, to have.

"à" is the preposition, at, to, until,...


how do I know when to use "bien" and when to use "bonne"?


Bien is an adverb (which can mean 'well') and bonne is the feminine form of 'good'. Bon is the masculine form.


I keep forgetting "until tomorrow". Ugggg


See you tomorrow is better in my opinion, and easier to memorize.


difference between bonsoir and bonne nuit?


Bonsoir is good evening. Bonne nuit is good night.


what is the differnce btw 'et' and 'à' ? which one is correct 'and'?


À cannot mean and. À demain = until tomorrow/see you tomorrow


Et = and. à = preposition, at, until, to, etc...


Why must it be spelt 《bonne nuit》and not just bon?


It's feminine - bon is for masculine, bonne for feminine. La nuit


why is "bonne nuit et â plus tard" wrong ? what is the difference between "â plus tard" and "à demain " ?


"À plus tard" is literally "until later", which is not necessarily tomorrow. "à demain " is "until tomorrow"

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