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"Nous devons tous nous serrer la ceinture."

Translation:We all have to tighten our belts.

March 31, 2018

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

It is funny that they use singular "la ceinture" to the belts of a group


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chieu308246

I have noticed this sort of expression in the French language. Another example,

"Nous mangeons une crêpe."

It's possible but unlikely in my humble opinion.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JobGE0
  • 1142

Does the politician saying that include him/herself as well?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/katief7

Is this a common idiom?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
  • 2218

Yes, it is a common expression.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/debknight007

The answer is "we all." Wouldn't all of us be equivalent?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eric.verwijs

I listened several times and it really sounds like 'les ceintures'. Did anybody else get that?

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