"J'ai déclaré à la police que je n'étais pas là."

Translation:I reported to the police that I was not there.

April 13, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pam98991

Why was ‘I told the police that I was not there’ not accepted? Please could anyone explain, merci

April 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

It's accepted now. Just keep in mind that "declarer" is more official than just telling.

April 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/n6zs
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...which is why "reported" can work here as well. But English speakers don't generally go around saying "I declared to the police ...." The notion of "déclarer" is to make an assertion, a claim, a statement, a declaration: all very "official" sounding words.

June 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnCorrig5

It would really help if the sentences made sense in English.

October 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CohesiveLiquid

Outstanding move

May 14, 2019
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