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How do I say 'stairs' in french? Is it escalier or escaliers?

Hey :]

How do I say 'stairs' in french? Is it escalier or escaliers?

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french/stair

Thank you :)

April 17, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/angus390025

Je l'emploierais au singulier: escalier. (at least in reference to one staircase. Kind of like in English we call one single escalator an escalator. The plural, escalators, would refer to more than one. Similarly escaliers should refer, in French, to more than one staircase.)

Here, for example, is an advertisement for home improvement:

http://www.canalvie.com/maison/renovation/comment-construire-un-escalier-etape-par-etape-1.1571366

Notice that they refer to Un escalier when they show how to build it, but then later they refer to des escaliers when speaking generally.


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

Un escalier ; Des escaliers ; L'escalier ; Les escaliers


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

Wow man, I've never thought about this...now i don't know O_o

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