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"Je pense que nous devons déclarer ça à la douane."

Translation:I think we have to declare this to customs.

April 7, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xxAlv1Nxx

Rejected as of 12 May 2020: "at customs", "at the customs", "to the customs".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rowlena-L

Are you a native English speaker? I think the prepositions you can use here are "to" and "at," so you can "declare something to/at customs" but I don't think you can say "the customs" in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sonorus702246

I am a native English speakers and referring to "the customs" is common usage.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aidan424456

As a native English speaker I too refer to "the customs" all the time. Are you, perhaps, a native American speaker, who thinks they speak English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaulaAymer4

Yes we can and do say the customs. Oh Duo!


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

As mentioned in a previous exercise - I'm English by the way - I think we would say 'to the customs officer'. Not just 'to customs'. It sounds totally wrong!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maria234826

I am not a natuve English speaker but I have learnt that you declare something 'at the customs'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanP15

Yes, 'at the customs' for me, too. Please accept. Reporting.


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

Why was "I think that we SHOULD declare this to customs" marked as incorrect?


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

We should declare = nous devrions: conditional present.

Nous devons = We must/need to/have to: indicative present.


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

Thanks for the explanation mate!

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