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"Tu peux commander des frites."

Translation:You can order fries.

April 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angelique58

what are 'fries'?


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

French fries. Strips of potato deep fried until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside and then lightly salted.


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

I assumed that the "Tu" meant that a perhaps a parent was allowing his child to order fries. In English the "may" can be substituted for "can" when permission is being given so I wrote "You may order fries".


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

My idea was a mother telling her little kid at a snack bar: 'You can ask for fries'. But then Duo, the evil father, says 'No!!!!!'.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ciaran656947

Why can't you put you order fries


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

That would just be "Tu commandes des frites". "Peux" in this sentence means "can" or "may".


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

Why can't it be 'les frites'? Presumably a menu is being consulted and 'frites' appears on it so it can be understood as 'the fries that appear on the menu'. If I was ordering I'd say 'the fries' ( or rather, bring British, 'the chips'). Definitely a blind spot of mine: sometimes ascertaining the difference between using 'les' and 'des'.


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

I always see commander as to command, regardless of getting it wrong every time I see it I always happen to giggle at the thought of someone granting permission to someone else in commanding food.


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

Grr for calling them fries - they're either frites or chips

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