"Ces grands-parents ont douze petits-enfants."

Translation:These grandparents have twelve grandchildren.

April 8, 2018

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/iseg

They should accept a dozen as well as twelve

April 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
  • 1664

A dozen = une douzaine.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MightyAthena

why isn't grandkids not being accepted for grandchildren?

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

"Kid" (un gamin/une gamine) is not accepted for "enfant" (child) because of the register of speech.

As a consequence, and for consistency, Duolingo cannot accept "grandkids" for "petits-enfants".

Note that "grandkids" does not have a direct translation in French.

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MightyAthena

got it, merci beaucoup :)

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hennuliinu

Could "a dozen" be accepted?

April 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
  • 1664

A dozen = une douzaine.

May 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristinaF913723

How do you distinguish (aurally) "ses" and "ces"

May 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

You can't, they are homophones. To avoid this issue, I disabled the "type what you hear" exercise.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/d4rk_l1gh7

Is this a cheaper by the dozen reference?

November 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C.Fink

Probably not. In Cheaper by the Dozen it was children, not grandchildren.

November 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Papy240067

Twelve grandchildren ?....Poor grandparents ! I have four delicious grandchildren and it is enough for me !

June 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/J.C.Fink

I have but one. Sob. Although he is delightful and lives next door.

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Janet844717

I thought that was what i wrote. I wish i could see my mistake so i would know what i did wrong!

January 1, 2019
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