"Est-ce que l'artisan peut venir demain ?"

Translation:Can the craftsman come tomorrow?

April 4, 2018



'Is the craftsman able to come tomorrow' should be acceptable.

April 6, 2018


It's a more common phrase than the answer given.

April 15, 2018


Just out of interest, what exactly does "craftsman" mean in this context? Would it be like a tiler, house painter, plumber, something like that? Same thing as a tradesman basically?

May 10, 2018


Why not "tradesman" the word better describes plumber, joiner, bricklayer etc

May 15, 2018


I agree. I very rarely hear somebody say craftsman in real life situations.I would like to learn the words for all the different tradesmen like plumber,carpenter ,roofer etc.

January 12, 2019


I also agree. I would also guess that at least in the U.S. we would either specify the plumber or roofer, or we if were referring to a generalist, the "handyman,"

February 24, 2019


I said 'Does the craftsman come tomorrow? ' Hmmm, suppose my answer is asking IF he comes tomorrow rather than CAN i.e is he able to...Ok.

April 4, 2018


You didn't translate "peut" - "can" (or "may"). This might be that you're on the phone to her secretary: "Can the craftsman come tomorrow?" "No, sorry. She's fully booked out."

"Does/Will(/Is) the craftsman come(/coming) tomorrow?" is assuming that an arrangement has already been made.

April 9, 2018


I submitted the literal translation "Is it that the craftsman can come tomorrow," and it wasn't accepted. I've checked the sentence using an online grammar-checker, and nothing was reported wrong, so I don't think that there's a problem with it in English.

Did I translate it incorrectly, or is it not accepted because not many English people speak that way?

May 15, 2018


It's an unusual construction for a question in English. Technically, probably not wrong but I've never seen a question written that way nor heard a question spoken that way.

May 16, 2018


I used workman. Why is that wrong? Craftsman or artisan would sound very strange in an English sentence.

July 1, 2018


I used "workman" for the same reason after checking the dropdown hints. Not accepted. I rechecked the hints and it specified "skilled workman".

September 7, 2018


Could "craftswoman" be used? Duo didn't accept it, but have seen the option somewhere else.

October 6, 2018


My answer was "will the craftsman be able to come tomorrow?". Is there a reason why it shouldn't be accepted? Thank you!

April 20, 2018


It is acceptiing artisan now

May 12, 2018


Not anymore, it seems.

October 1, 2018


I think that via intonation: "The craftsman can come tomorrow?" should also be acceptable.

May 17, 2018


Does this sentence need: est ce que? Confused me: is he coming. Can he come.

September 20, 2018
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