1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: French
  4. >
  5. "It is possible to visit it o…

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

"It is possible to visit it on the first Sunday of the month, from May to October."

March 5, 2013

5 Comments


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

Could someone help me to find the mistakes I made in this sentence? "C'est possible le visiter en le premier dimanche du mois, de mai à octobre".


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

Here we go:

  • C'est possible : this is not grammatically wrong, but it is usual to use the impersonal "il" = "il est possible"

  • DE le visiter (like: possible TO visit)

  • "on the first Sunday" does not directly translate word to word. When a date is given (on May 1st, on the first Sunday of the month), the French just use the definite article "le" or "la": --> le premier dimanche du mois (on the first Sunday of the month) --> le premier mai (on May 1st) --> la dernière nuit de juin (on the last night of June)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/evelim1972

Il se means "it is possible"?


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

Not really, it rather means "it is (being) visited (or "visitable")", the reflexive form being close to a passive form here.

Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.