TNs, U78: Measures (Être De, Faire une Taille)

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Être de

Whenever an expression of measurement is used with the verb être, the preposition de must follow it.

  • La longueur est de dix centimètres. — The length is ten centimeters.
  • La contenance est de deux litres. — The capacity is two liters.
  • La distance est de quatre kilomètres. — The distance is four kilometers.
  • La température est de dix degrés. — The temperature is ten degrees.

Faire une Taille

To talk about clothing size, use the verb faire.

  • Quelle taille faites-vous ? — What size are you?
  • Je fais une taille 38. — I am size 38./I wear a size 38.

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