"The boys are eating the meal."

Translation:Les garçons mangent le repas.

April 7, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pjeeer

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

April 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

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

April 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pjeeer

Thanks.

April 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/marielsitu

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

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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"

September 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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 :)

November 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

Please report it, your proposal is correct.

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

November 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/pink324

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

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

This is a cedilla and it is required.

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

December 25, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Guavacino

is it wrong to say les garçons mangent du repas?

March 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

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

March 15, 2014
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