"Les enfants peignent ce qu'ils souhaitent."
Translation:The kids paint what they wish.
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Does this sentence indicate that 1) the children are painting the topic of their choice OR 2) are they painting the objects that they wish for (like a horse if they wish they had a horse)? If the answer is #1, then how would one say #2 in French? ¨Les enfants peignent les choses qu´ils souhaitent recevoir¨ ?
I would be grateful if someone could advise whether "souhaitent" means: - 'do as they wish': whatever they would like to do, OR - 'what they wish for': dream for or their heart's desire, OR - either of these, and it depends on context. It feels like the usage here contradicts previous examples.
I can't comment on "eigne" in general, but specifically for "peindre" you seem to be correct according to the pronunciation recordings here: https://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-peindre.html Also, the pronunciation of "enseigner" (to teach) that we've had match what you said: https://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-french-verb-enseigner.html
Perhaps it's just that I'm an older generation, but I would never have addressed a group of children in school as "kids", I would always have said "children", especially if I didn't know them very well, although I might have said "My kids" when talking about my own children. I also put "whatever they wish", which was rejected, as "what they wish" does not sound natural to me in English.