"Les filles ont des robes."
Translation:The girls have dresses.
I am confused. How come the plural and singular are pronounced the same but spelt differently?
An s and the end of the word isnt pronounced unless it forms a liasion with the next word. Liasons are explained really well here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2004908/French-liaisons-between-words Hope you find that helpful. I think you could have a liasion here which would help to make the difference more obvious but the computer voice doesnt do it.
because des refers to some. Its the plural indefinite article as opposed to the plural definite article which is les and means the. you don't say 'the girls have some dresses' because its the plural indefinite article and in english we dont use it
As i understood it, since you cant really hear the plural form of words when spoken, they use des to let the listener know it is plural. It literally means some; so in this case: the girls have some dresses, but in english, the word some isnt necessary since you know dresses is plural. Hope this helped!
Des is in place of 'some' (but not a literal translation). Whenever you say 'The girls have dresses' or 'we are children' or something without a number to state how many, you add 'des' instead of 'les' ('the'), and it has the same affect as saying 'The girls have some dresses' or 'We are some children'.
can somebody please tell what's the difference between "a" and "ont"? french has many words for "have/has" like "avonz" and it's confusing me.
A means "(he, she) HAS. Ont means "(they) HAVE. Il(elle) a. Ils(elles) ont. J'ai, tu as, nous avons..Vous avez.
Can anybody answer this please, "la filles ont robes" why not correct? What's the use of 'des' in the sentence and what meaning it exactly holds in it?
If 'des' refers to 'some' in the sentence, then we should have an option to choose it from the choises wr get, while doing the lessenos.
Goodness, is anyone else finding these plurals difficult? It is taking me forever!