"A dolphin of the zoo"

Translation:Un dauphin du zoo

April 11, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Avwh

Why not de le zoo?

April 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn

In fact, it is "de le". It's just that it's been changed over the years into "du"

It's the same than "de les" = "des"

April 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/monster104

Im actually begining to love this comment thing. You actually have smart people answering questions you have always wondered about. The app set this up so they dont have to explain it

December 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/diels

In my understanding using duolingo,what i learn is 'of the' is 'some' . And DU is SOME.

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Avwh

ohhh thanks : )

April 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

WHy is it du and not de. Isnt 'de' used by itself for ownership purposes. Like Les chaussures de Francois?

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ferynn

"Zoo" is masculine, we say "le zoo". Hence in this case it is "...de le zoo", excpet there's a contraction : de le = du.

April 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aali21

Is every animal in the male form???

July 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/K1NGK0NG

ive tried yalls suggestions but it keeps saying they are wrong i dont know what im doing wrong!!!!

January 13, 2014
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.