"Des lettres, lesquelles ?"

Translation:Some letters, which ones?

July 6, 2017

28 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Ssssara_96

Bad translation. This doesn't make any sense in English. I tried "which letters?"

July 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HereIgoaga

Would "Letters? Which ones?" make more sense? This suggestion is based on "Des lettres" = 'letters'.

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bunt1ng
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Um, this is clearly along the lines of:

Which letters? The translation is completely 'un-natural'.

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DoubleLingot
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this is not a sentence I would ever use in my life

February 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/innes832804

It doesn't make sense, I said which letters and it was wrong

June 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Brabantio
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I agree. "Which letters?" makes perfect sense here.

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/EmilyChand15

Why couldn't I just say "which letters?"

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/orlabre30

Makes no sense

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HereIgoaga

A shortened way to say, "You want some letters? Which ones?"

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SWilliamsJD

Why in the heck was this counted wrong? "Some cards, which ones?" After all, "lettres" can be letters or cards.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HereIgoaga

Report it!

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CedricMart15

does not make sense to me

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/bunt1ng
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No one says anything near the translation, no?

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/christoph842823

Sounds odd in English

August 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/bunt1ng
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Anyone looking the fix for this? This is a no go. [or a 'nothing-burger']

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BANANANA

He has a voice Crack when he says lesquelles

August 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ZuzanaIsab

Med

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cadenza

It does not sound correct in English DL must get lots of #s

August 31, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Roody-Roo

An accurate translation in this case will sound clumsy in English, even though the sentence is fluent and natural in French. For me, it's pointless to become distracted when no "good" English translation is possible. I am here to learn French, not to write beautiful sentences in English.

January 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LyinMya
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If its common then there should be a comma to indicate the question.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/capacripzo

I agree... In a context it may have sense however, not isolated as it is in this sentence...

January 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/leah861631

Makes no sense in english

February 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Alisa918640

This does not make sense.. we do not say "Some letters, which ones?" But we say Which letters.

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KnowledgeKid

The letters are the same as some letters?

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Annette329513

Just not correct grammar-

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/chris192151

Hahaha.

January 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas787909
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This is incorrect. Des lettres.... the letters not letters. Im going above you guys since no one ever checks these things

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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If you want to say "the letters" it's "les lettres".

"Des lettres" means "letters" or "some letters".

January 13, 2019
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