"Combien avez-vous d'appareils électroniques ?"

Translation:How many electronic devices do you have?

April 2, 2018

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/le-petit-singe

Wouldn't this be better as "combien d'appareils electroniques avez-vous?"?

April 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
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Yes, that is also accepted. (Don't forget the accent: électroniques).

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/willpw22

Perhaps "How many electronic gadgets do you have?"

November 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JayScheuer

Yes, I would say that's common english shorthand. Is there a similar French slang?

January 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JakeH994289

This sentence structure seems very strange to me. I don't recall seeing this word order in my 10+ years of studying french. Has anyone else come across it written this way? I normally would see "combien de + nom + avez-vous" or "vous avez combien de + nom" or "combien de + nom + est-ce que vous avez".

June 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Shirlgirl007

I am curious, is the d'appareils the de slidden over from combien de? I always thought the phrase has to be combien de?

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChromosomeWarden

Yes, it is always "combien de", but since "appareils" has the vowel at the beginning, it makes the liaison. "Combien d'appareils..."

January 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ben568111

How many electronic APPLIANCES do you have is also fairly common.

January 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/jAcRMuCn

It seems more natural to say devices rather than electronic devices

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JayScheuer

Or just "electronics"...

March 26, 2019
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