"Which of these strawberries are red?"

Translation:Lesquelles de ces fraises sont rouges ?

March 30, 2018



If Duo tells me in the Tips & notes section that Quel (and quels/quelle/quelles) means "which" and Lequel (and lesquels/laquelle/lesquelles) means "which one/s"....

How in the world am I supposed to know when to use them? Especially in this sentence? It's so frustrating to randomly guess and not have any logic behind my choices!

June 27, 2018

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    Sorry for being picky, but shouldn't it be "Which of these strawberries IS red"?

    March 30, 2018


    That would be "Laquelle de ces fraises est rouge ?"

    March 30, 2018


    i agree with the top comment. shouldn't it be 'which ones...'?

    May 28, 2018


    Agree! Which in this context is singular, leading to 'quel' not the plural N

    December 11, 2018


    I believe if "which" is followed by "of," you default to "which one" and follow if the subject is plural/singular, masculine/feminine.

    Which (plural) strawberries are red? = Quelles fraises sont rouges?

    Which (plural) OF these strawberries ARE red? = Lesquelles de ces fraises sont rouges?

    Which (singular) OF these strawberries IS red? = Laquelle de ces fraises est rouge?

    November 1, 2018


    Literally it should be "which ones of these strawberries are red"

    April 1, 2018


    Here, is it written "lesquelles" to agree with "ces fraises"?

    November 25, 2018


    Shouldn't the translation be: Lesquelles DES ces fraises sont rouges ? If this is wrong, can you explain why, please?

    December 13, 2018


    des is a contraction of de and les, so "lequelles des ces fraises" would correspond to "which ones of the these strawberries"

    You can say "des fraises" (of the strawberries), "de ces fraises" (of these strawberries", but "des ces fraises" is redundant.

    December 13, 2018


    So "des" = "of the" whereas "de ces" = "of these" ? Is de a root word that means of ?

    January 5, 2019


    perhaps "which ones" is implied?

    July 15, 2018


    The english sentence is grammatically incorrect. It should be "Which [one] of these strawberries IS red?".

    January 21, 2019
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