"La carte"

Translation:The map

September 27, 2017



"The menu" should also be accepted, right?

October 7, 2017

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True, it is one of the possible meanings of "la carte" (a card, a map, a menu). Be aware that when "la carte" refers to a map, it is a map of a large region or even a country. When a map refers to a city, it is called "un plan".

[Edit: Note that when talking about a menu (EN), there are two different meanings: 1) la carte (i.e., the giant listing of a restaurant's offerings which the server gives you), it can also refer to any list from which one may make choices 2) le menu (as a list of dishes which comprise a meal). These terms are not synonyms.]

October 15, 2017


The menu meaning explains the term "à la carte". The card meaning is also used in English in the term "carte blance".

March 10, 2018

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"Carte blanche".

March 27, 2018


Vraiment??!?? I haven't heard that term for a city map. Thanks!

November 8, 2017

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Oui, c'est un plan de ville.

November 24, 2017


Does carte indicate a large, flat piece of paper (e.g. magna carta)? Or does it just need to have a lot of information on it?

This is confusing for English speakers because card, map, and menu seem to have so little in common. In particular, a card is usually small, whereas you make carte sound big.

May 7, 2018


Tout à fait.

October 17, 2018


There's an extra space between La and Carte :0 is that a grammar rule

September 1, 2018


Why the ❤❤❤❤ they pronoune it" la catrte !!! "

December 21, 2017


Is the pronunciation right? Sound like "yacht".

April 7, 2018
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