"Nous sommes douze enfants."

Translation:We are twelve children.

April 1, 2018

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Kai204016

Another example where the Duolingo English translation sounds very unnatural to a native speaker. Nobody would ever say or write this.

May 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kayra91680

there are twelve us children, boys, girls etc?

July 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL

OK in a contrastive statement. "We are twelve children - but you are twelve adults." But I can't really imagine children using this rather stilted format. More likely would be, "We are children - there are twelve of us."

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/judith57957

I said this before: this is not idiomatic English

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CaterinaRosina

Is there any difference in sound between "Nous sommes deux enfants" and "Nous sommes douze enfants"?

September 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Piotr917266

There is, douze has the ou sound which is similar to "oo" in English, while deux has the eu sound, of which I do not know any equivalent.

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL

How about British English "curl" (no R sound)?

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/smatprabby

I said "There are twelve of us children." Duo didn't accept that.

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JackieYoung1

I totally agree with the comments regarding this sentence. Only a non-native speaker of English would use this form.

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/judith57957

why was dozen not acceptable for an earlier one (about cats, I think) for me when at the same time it was accepted for someone else

August 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/InvertedGo

I think you're thinking of "douzaine", not "douze".

Douzaine=dozen

Douze=twelve

December 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Piotr917266

The hover hints show "There are ... (of us)" but "There are twelve children of us" is not accepted neither.

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MarthaMarthaNYC

Why cant i say kids instead of children??

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/SeanMeaneyPL

"Kid" is more like "gosse, gamin(e)" - a bit slangy. "Child" is "enfant".

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Duckgirl999

This is really strange wording, wouldn't you say, "There are twelve of us"?

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/momologue12

My seven daughters and five sons would never identify themselves in this stilted way ;)

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lubomirini

Large family

October 5, 2018
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