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"Vous congelez le poisson cru."

Translation:You freeze the raw fish.

April 14, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gordon964264

why not "you freeze the fish raw"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imnuts7

Raw in this case is an adverb and cru is an adjective.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/minimi1984

How would one say freeze this in the imperative?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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The imperative is formed by omitting the subject pronoun, e.g., "congèle/congelez le poisson cru".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethJ618156

There is a change of emphasis, but I can't see another way to translate "you freeze the fish raw". Please can someone offer one?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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"...the raw fish" vs. "...the fish raw" is not a matter of the French. It is a matter of different ways that English speakers say the same thing.

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