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"Il pleut souvent dans le sud-ouest de la France."

Translation:It often rains in the southwest of France.

April 9, 2020

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

In English, "It often rains in southwest France," would be a much, much more common phrasing for this sentence.


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

Google search results:

  • "in southwest France": 346,000
  • "in the southwest of France": 451,000

Edit:  Results fluctuate and can depend on where you search from. But they have some value as a rough check.


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

Intriguing. Ten months later:

"in the south-west of France": 615,000
"in southwestern France": 357,000
"in the southwest of France": 308,000
"in south-west France": 280,000
"in southwest France": 249,000
"in south-western France": 174,000


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

Wow. You’re right. That is really surprising.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucui4

It rains a lot

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