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"Hier, il faisait moins deux degrés."

Translation:Yesterday, it was minus two degrees.

March 31, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patmas260

Can I not use "negative" in place of "minus"?


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

Maybe it's my mathematician bias showing, but I think you can. It's what I'd say. Reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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Mathematicians may say "negative two degrees" and it wouldn't be wrong, but the vernacular is "minus two degrees".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tasha53505

i did "yesterday, it was less than 2 degrees" why was it wrong?


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

That would be "moins que deux degrés": here, we're missing the "than" part.


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

Wouldn't it be « moins de » ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tasha53505

also, why not : "yesterday, it was below 2 degrees"

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