"Cette jupe est en soie, mais je préfère celle-ci."
Translation:That skirt is made of silk, but I prefer this one.
14 CommentsThis discussion is locked.
Celle-ci is this one and celle-là is that one. However doublelingot is absolutely correct. In American English we are less wordy when talking about what material something is made of. We just say that the article of clothing IS the material. The skirt is silk is all that is necessary to say, so that answer should be marked correct. It is understood that word for word in French the sentence means the skirt is made of silk or the skirt is of silk.
i think you are right. These pronouns referenced a previously mentioned noun... so although the noun in 'cette' is one skirt I don't think it excludes the noun in the 'preferred' statement to be referencing other 'skirts'... i would report it..
EDIT: Chanced by on this sentence again Jan 13/2022. Of course if the french sentence is celle-ci it cant be 'these ones' which then would be celleS-ci.