Translation:Little children like to touch everything.
Scroll down to "toucher à" and you will see: http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/toucher/77701
@nz6s, so you measn to say " à tout " is not a phrase, and I cant say, " je ne l'adore pas à tout"= "I dont like him at all."
@duogm I believe it would be "pas du tout" and that is a stand alone phrase as well
"petits-enfants" = "grandchildren"
"petits enfants" = "little children"
I admit it's nasty ^^.
I use it all the time but your comment is the first time I have seen it written.
Given that enfant can be masculine or feminine, why is 'les petites enfants...." not accepted?
Les petites enfants refers to little (girl) children. Les petits-enfants = grandchildren (without regard to their gender). Les petites-filles = granddaughters. Les petits-fils = the grandsons.
This doesn't really address the question. The English doesn't specify whether the children are girls or boys, so although it is true that "les petites enfants" means the little (girl) children, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be accepted.
Are you sure about this? I thought tout is for uncountable nouns such as "water", "wine" "meat", etc. tout la viande= all the meat, tout l'eau=all the water, tout le vin=all the wine.
That's tout(/toute/tous/toutes) used as an adjective (also note that it should be toute la viande/l'eau). When used on their own (as pronouns), however, that is indeed the distinction.
Additionally, "tous" can mean "all".
"Tous les stylos." = "All the pens."
No, but if you use an object pronoun, you may put that before the verb. Otherwise, it goes after the verb.
"the little children love touching everything" should be a possible answer.
It has been explained elsewhere many times.
- aimer = love (when referring to people or pets)
- aimer = like (when referring to things or actions that you "like" or "enjoy" doing)
- aimer bien = like (when referring to people
- adorer = to love (or) adore things or people. Elle adore les roses = she loves roses. Je t'adore = I adore you.
I put "The small children like to touch everything", it said that I missed a space and should be "Thesmall children ...", pourquoi ?