Why not, "Filles, etes-vous pretes ?"
I am asking the same. Why a def. article in this sentence?
I think it's because without an article, there is no way to know the word is plural (in spoken French). And you wouldn't be able to use an indefinite article for specific "filles," so you use the definite article by default.
I assume this is some kind of vocative? I haven't come across this before and wondered if it needed an article at all. I guessed at Des and got it wrong.
So direct adress needs a definite article in French? Is this always true?
why is les filles es-tu pretes not accepted please
I think "es" refers to singular you, "les filles" is plural you
I wrote "Les filles, êtes-vous prêtes ?" and was incorrect.
DL must have changed it as it was allowed today, May 18th
Today in which year?
Why not des filles ?
In everyday French, if you were calling to a group of girls, let’s say your two daughters, would you call out « Les filles » or just « Filles » ?
Pourquoi pas "Les filles, tu es pretes?" ?