https://www.duolingo.com/ianahrae

Do I have to say d'être not être in a sentence?

I'm trying to say I am very happy to be in your class; Je suis très content d'être dans ta classe

But I don't know why I can't say Je suis très content être dans ta classe

February 14, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ALLintolearning3

Why do we say we look "at" something? It is just so. The use of prepositions are often not the same from one language to another. https://www.thoughtco.com/french-verbs-with-prepositions-4078811

https://www.thoughtco.com/de-french-preposition-1368915

The same verb can have different meanings with different prepositions: https://www.thoughtco.com/a-vs-de-french-prepositions-4080520

You can also look up specific expressions.

http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-french/I%20am%20happy%20to%20be

http://context.reverso.net/translation/english-french/I+am+happy+to+be+in+your+class

For an infinitive to follow "I am happy" in French "de" is required: "Je suis heureuse de....", "Je suis content de...", "Je suis ravi de..."

You could say "It is with pleasure that I ..." but the following verb would be conjugated rather than in infinitive form. "C'est avec plaisir que je..."

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

You can say ;

j'aime être dans ta classe.

J'adore être dans ta classe.

Je veux être dans ta classe.

But

Je suis content d'être dans ta classe;

Je regrette d'être dans ta classe.

Je me félicite d'être dans ta classe.

as in English there are direct transitive verbs and other indirect ones

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

It is an idiom in French and this is a required form.

February 14, 2018
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