"Nous sommes propres."

Translation:We are clean.

March 20, 2013



You will hear it often at the Tour de France.

October 30, 2015


What does it mean exactly, for what situation French people would say this to a visiter, in a guesthouse?...I don't get it...

April 16, 2018


Can we say this in a drugs way? Like we are clean, we dont do drugs. Does it work in french too?

August 16, 2015


an earlier phrase by duolingo was 'ma femme propre' meaning my own wife. So, does propre mean clean and also own or is own just a colloquial meaning?

December 30, 2016


I have the same question. The last phrase was "Ma propre femme est seule - My own wife is alone" and here is "Nous sommes propres - We are clean" and the meaning change. Some moderator that helps us please!! some words just drives me crazy

June 27, 2017

  • 1910

English also has its share of words that can mean different things. Like "mean", for example. It can be the definition or intention of a word/phrase/sentence, or it can be "cruel" or it can be "average". "Run" can be "to move quickly" or "a tear in fabric" or "to compete, as in politics" or "to operate, as a car or computer program".

June 27, 2017


I believe the placement of the word "propre" in a particular sentence will signify its context and meaning.

If propre comes before a noun ("ma propre femme"), it means "own."

If propre comes after a noun/verb combination ("nous sommes propres"), the word signifies "clean."

I hope this helps my beginning peers in learning.

September 12, 2018


Before the noun, 'propre' means 'own'; after the noun it means 'clean'.

June 30, 2018


How can one quicly identify moderators here without having to click on user names? All user names show blue letters on my smart phone. It would help a lot to see moderators having a different color on their user names or an icon or some odentifier. Just my 2 cents here ;-)

August 17, 2018


Pardon the misspellings... riding the bus here :-)

August 17, 2018


also can be translated as "we own"

February 19, 2016

  • 1910

"we own" is "nous poss├ędons"
"to own" is "poss├ęder"

June 15, 2016
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