"Santa has reindeer to pull the sleigh."

Translation:Le Père Noël a des rennes pour tirer le traineau.

December 8, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/LesChristiansen

There is only one Pere Noel, so why use the artivle le?

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

The definite article is used when talking about people with special job titles or names. Le Père Noël would be one of them. Some other examples:

  • Je connais le commissaire Magellan. = I know Commissioner Magellan.
  • La présidente Rousseff est partie. = President Rousseff left.
  • Le juge Mongeville est retraité. = Judge Mongeville is retired.

The definite article is not used if you're addressing the people themselves.

  • Bonjour, ministre Robinson. = Good morning, Minister Robinson.
  • Père Noël, j'ai été un bon garçon. = Santa, I've been a good boy.
December 8, 2017
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