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"What is today's date?"

Translation:Quelle est la date aujourd'hui ?

July 8, 2017

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

Why is "qu'est ce que la date aujourd'hui?" wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2081

The structure is wrong. It is "quel est la date aujourd'hui". Alternatively, you can say "Quel jour est-ce que nous sommes ?" or "Quel jour sommes-nous aujourd'hui ?" or "Nous sommes quel jour aujourd'hui ?"


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

Would it be correct to drop the "aujourd'hui" and just say "quelle est la date"?


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

"Quelle est la date" is only "What is the date?" which isn't the same as "What is today's date?"

A: "L'anniversaire de ma mére est en octobre."

B: "Quelle est la date?"

I suppose in practice/when speaking, "today's date" would be understood implicitly depending on the context, but the two sentences are not always interchangeable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Neil151806

Anything wrong with 'quelle date somme nous aujourd'hui'? This is about the only thing I can remember my French teacher saying at school . .


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

What about 'On est le combien aujourd'hui'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2081

It's not considered to be proper French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew767052

Shouldn't this be quelle est la date d'aujourd'hui (with d')


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2081

That is also accepted.


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

Why is "quelle est la date d'aujourd'hui" correct? (I.e. why the d' before aujourd'hui)

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