"Ensuite on cherche une place."

Translation:Then we look for a place.

March 23, 2013



The real problem here is the word to word translation as the french place meaning place in English. It actually means a seat or a town square. Une endroit is the generic English "place"

September 16, 2013


«Endroit» is the generic for place = location, but «place» is the generic place = position/spot/space, and this sentence could easily be about that.

July 5, 2014


I interpreted the French to mean something like, "Then we need to look for a seat/table/spot on the beach, etc."

August 29, 2015


Un endroit, masculin. On peut chercher une place de parking, par exemple.

November 3, 2013


I understood this in the context of "when we go to the movies, first we buy popcorn, then we look for a place"

July 29, 2017


When would one use "ensuite" and when would one use "puis"?

February 27, 2016


In general, the adverbs puis and ensuite are synonymous. However, puis is typically used as a conjunction and cannot be placed at the end of a sentence whereas ensuite can be placed anywhere in a sentence


qu'est-ce qu'il a fait ensuite? - what did he do then?

This sentence cannot be translated as: qu'est-ce qu'il a fait puis.

October 3, 2016


Chercher - I thought the word 'seek' would fit here as well. The limitations on this test have frustrated me a bit.

March 18, 2014


How do you say "Then we search a place"?

March 15, 2014


English has to have "search FOR," but "to search for a place" (to sit, to eat, to park, etc.) makes perfect sense.

July 18, 2014


I would like to know how to say "Then we search a place" in French though. To search a place means to look for something in a place (e.g. from Wiktionary: "I searched the garden for the keys and found them in the vegetable patch.").

July 19, 2014


Look for a site can also be another answer

May 21, 2014


I think "On fait..."can be translated as "let's", right?

December 17, 2014


Is "Then we look for a parking place." wrong? I thought that la place could be used for that purpose.

May 14, 2015


What is wrong with "seek a place"?

May 6, 2016

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can "look for" also be find?

March 23, 2013


No, but it could be search. Find means trouver.

June 4, 2013


Why is, Secondly we looked for a place, wrong?

October 5, 2013


Notice that the French verb is in the present tense (on cherche), so we'd have to say "we look for a place" (looked for puts it into the past tense).

July 18, 2014


Later we are seeking a room. What's wrong with that?

October 13, 2013


A room is une chambre. A room is a place, but all places are not rooms.

August 9, 2014


Why does "job" not work, but "post" does?

January 5, 2015


does 'on' not also signify 'they'?

September 18, 2015


I tried "you", meaning generic you of English, but duo rejected it.

January 8, 2016


Is not "you look ..." just as valid a translation of "on cherche"?

September 23, 2015


Finding and searching don't mean the same thing? I saidy finding instead of searching for "cherche" and was marked incorrect.

September 3, 2016


Finding and searching don't mean the same thing. You can find someone you haven't searched for, or search for something and not find it.

September 3, 2016


I wrote 'Afterwards you search for a place' but it wasn't accepted. 'On' can mean one/we/you, right?

November 17, 2016


Why search for is refused

October 25, 2017


Is there a simple way to understand when to use "On" as opposed to "nous"?

May 28, 2018


Duolingo accepts "we" as a translation for "on" here, but in previous examples where the context fit it, it was rejected in favour of "one".

August 17, 2018


These sentences lack context (unavoidable) but there are often a number of possible interpretations. Here I translated "place" as parking spot" which in many contexts is correct. Here I can see that Duolingo hasn't included it in their list of answers but many times it is frustrating and the sentences seem incredibly stilted without context

September 30, 2018


My answer was " Afterwards we are looking for a parking place". Why is this wrong?

December 22, 2018


"Afterward...." is accepted.

January 23, 2019
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