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"The boys are eating the meal."

Translation:Les garçons mangent le repas.

April 7, 2013

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

Is it really incorrect to say "Les garçons mangent le plat."?


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

"meal" is "repas", "dish" is "plat".


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

I don't understand when to use le or du : I would say; Les garcons mangent du repas.


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

"repas" is countable (3 meals a day= 3 repas par jour). So, the partitive case does not apply.

if the English is "the meal" you can be certain that the French will be "le repas"


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

I said "les garçons sont en train de manger le repas" and i think is perfectly right. why is taken as wrong? thank you :)


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

Please report it, your proposal is correct.


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

:) yaaay hehe thanks but i m new here and have no idea of how can i do that, i ll have a look later though ;) this site is the best I have found to refresh my forgotten French so far, congrats!


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

While you are working on a lesson (unless it is timed), you can access the discussion thread as soon as you get your mark (incorrect, in that instance). Then with a right-click open a new tab to read the thread. Then come back to the lesson tab and click on "report a problem" if the discussion thread has not already solved your problem. A menu will open and then you can tick the relevant issue and explain your proposal in the bottom box.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pink324

how come " garcon" has that squigle thing on the "c" ? is it really neccessary?


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

This is a cedilla and it is required.

Please take a look at Rémy's explanations here: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1355697


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

is it wrong to say les garçons mangent du repas?


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

"un repas" is countable, you don't eat "some" meal as a piece of a meal.

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