"Le garçon a des livres."
Translation:The boy has books.
Would this sentence be pronounced the same if "Le garçon" was plural? If so how would i be able to tell if I was just listening? Isn't "Les Garçons" pronounced the same as "Le Garçon"?
"Le" (luh) does not sound the same as "les" (leh).
Also, in this case, the conjugated verb would be different: "le garçon a" vs. "les garçons ont". So the sentence will not be the same in the plural form.
Not the easiest of sounds to discriminate between though, especially when heard in rapid speech. And, of course, as one gets older.
Yeah... I live in Canada in an area where French is used frequently. it gets easier with time! As you learn French, it seems people are talking normally (not super speed) so you can catch the differences, mostly you can use the context in the sentence!
I typed "the boy has books" and it said i was wrong, and the answer was "the boy has books". I think this is a bug?
I used "the boy has the books". in school it was marked correct... here it's wrong
If in French des stand for de + les, des then is also definite article. Please correct me , if am wrong.
"Des" can be two things:
- de + les = preposition + definite article
- des = plural indefinite article (the plural of "un" or "une")
That's what I wrote. It said the answer should be, "The boy has got books." Really?
It says this, but your female robot is saying it vastly different. She needs a mental health exam.
How can you tell if its plural or singular by the sound? I can tell when its in writting but when its spoken i can't tell the difference
In this case, look at the verbs and the articles.
- Singular: Le garçon a...
- Plural: Les garçons ont...
- Singular: ...un livre
- Plural: ...des livres
You should also realize that "le" (pronounced "luh") does not sound the same as "les" (pronounced "leh").
This is basic conjugation of the verb "to have" (avoir):
- J'ai = I have
- Tu as = You have
- Il/Elle a = He/She has
- Nous avons = We have
- Vous avez = You have
- Ils/Elles ont = They have
You use "a" if it's third person: he or she. The boy is a "he". Use "as" for singular, informal second person: "you".
Verb conjugation is not gender specific.
- The boy has the books = Le garçon a les livres
- The boy has books = Le garçon a des livres
"Les" is the definite article "the." "Des" is the plural of "un" or "une" and is required in French, as the example above indicates.
What is the difference between "Le garçon a des livre" and "Le garçon a des livres." I mean I know livres is plural, but can't we say Le garçon a des livre which means The boy has book?