"merci beaucoup" is more suitable with: "Thank you very much!" than with "many thanks"!!!! XD
i agree---my answer is correct.
Why can't I say "Mille mercis" here?
In real life, you can say it, but it seems Duolingo has not planned for it.
Why not 'merci mille fois'??
As a french speaker, I wrote "Milles mercis" and got it wrong, I should not use idioms.
Maybe because the spelling is wrong: "mille mercis" (mille is invariable)
Oops, I actually wrote mille correctly for the question and got it wrong in the comment.
and why not "merci bien"? Don't they all say that?
"merci beaucoup" is a bit more grateful than "merci bien"
But I think it still fits...
So how would you translate "merci bien" into English? Just to give us an idea of the difference.
What does bien mean?
Actually it mean well, it's an adverb, not an adjective. Good would be bon(ne).
what does dieu merci even mean?
"Dieu merci" means: thank God
Why is dieu in front of merci? Does French consider dieu as a pronoun or something? Thanks.
Thank God = Dieu merci
You know that French adjectives follow nouns, and that French adverbs are placed after the verb they modify; now you know that this sentence also switches the order you know.
Hmm, I'm still confused. Dieu = noun and merci =verb, right? So how do the rules above apply? Thanks.
I'm a brazilian student and I really didn't know it was correct to say "many thanks". Is it really possible or it's just Duoingo helping us litterally?
Many thanks is very widely used in English
so, many thanks for the explanation. =)
By the way, "Many thanks" is much more common in written communiction (email or letter) than it would be if spoken or passed via "Twitter". In spoken English it is much more common to say "Thanks" or "Thanks a lot"
How about " beaucoup de remerciements"?
"tous mes remerciements", "merci beaucoup", "grand merci", "mille fois merci" or "mille mercis" are used.
beaucoup de remerciements sounds "translated".
I believe it looks for the simplest and most widley used answer.
Why not 'merci très beaucoup' for 'thank you very much'?
We just don't say "très beaucoup"