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What does 'Nous sommes le combien aujourd'hui ?' mean?

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What does 'Nous sommes le combien aujourd'hui ?' (formal) and 'On est le combien aujourd'hui ? (informal) mean?

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/dates/

Thanks for your help!

April 22, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/relox84

It's an idiomatic expression which asks for today's date. It asks for the day's number in the month specifically, and expects as an answer le premier, le deux, le trois... as opposed to "Quel jour sommes-nous ? / On est quel jour ?" which is a more generic question.
For instance:

-On est le combien aujourd'hui ?
-On est le 22.

-Quel jour on est aujourd'hui ?
-On est dimanche.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

yup! well explained

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