https://www.duolingo.com/kmeghnath

"I live with words."

March 7, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kmeghnath

Why not "J'habite avec les mots"?

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"habiter" means "use a house"

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonaszz

Why not Je vis avec des mots. Would make more sense ok it was not an option but we have no article in the english phrase.

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

I think both could be valid, with nuances.

"je vis avec des mots" would be the plural of "je vis avec un mot" (silly, but...) "je vis avec les mots" would be something said by a writer, a journalist, a linguist...

Another object would probably make things clearer:

"I live with dogs" - "je vis avec des chiens"

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/bobbyfasthands

why cant it be je vis les mots?

June 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

because the English would be "I live words"

June 9, 2013
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