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"My father is acquainted with plants."

Translation:Mon père connaît bien les plantes.

March 26, 2018

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChrisJudge1

Why `bien'? In English "my father knows plants" seems stronger than "my father is acquainted with plants". Doesn't bien mean well in this context?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SquirlRat

I am wondering if 'bien' is serving as a de-intensifier here like it does with 'aime bien'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.theBird

When I hover over "acquainted" it comes back with "acquainted" again and won't give me the French.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/basm92

Bonjour camarades, je pense que 'Mon père est familier avec les plantes' devrait être accepté. Je l'ai rapporté. Qu'en pensez-vous?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TAD1640

Also wondering about the distinction between "connaît" and "connaît bien".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steventyp

yeah i don't quite understand why 'connait bien' and not just connait. in any case i put down 'mon pere est familier avec les plantes' which IMO is close enough and in English could certainly be used interchangeably.

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