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"I bought a dozen peaches at the market."

Translation:J'ai acheté une douzaine de pêches au marché.

June 9, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d10MplTj

Am I mis-remembering or was not une douzaine translated as "about a dozen" in earlier exercises?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

I think it must have been about twelve.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d10MplTj

Thanks,Jojo. Yes, it was. In UK use a dozen and twelve are different ways of saying the same thing. A dozen doesn't mean about twelve. Am I missing something?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JennyRusse1

According to Collins douzaine can be translated both ways - as a dozen or about twelve. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/french-english/douzaine

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