"J'ai acheté du veau chez le boucher du quartier."

Translation:I bought veal at the neighborhood butcher's.

July 11, 2020

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

At the local butcher. I would never say neigbourhood butcher but maybe that is American English. Im from NZ.


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

We wouldn't say 'at the neighbourhood butcher's'. Not in the UK. 'Local' sounds better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martyn413385

Agreed, I wonder if "J'ai acheté du veau chez le boucher locale" would work in French


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crassus123

I put "I bought some veal at the local butcher" and was marked incorrect. I just don't get this.


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

I agree with the comments here that 'local butcher' would be the usual expression in the UK.


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

In the English translation, it should read "at the neighborhood butcher." There is no need for a possessive.


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

I think the apostrophe is because it's 'understood' to be short for 'butcher's shop'. Same as the ditty about the tablecloth which used to belong to my grandmother...it was my grandmother's (tablecloth understood)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/77guillaume

"I bought some veal at the local butcher" - still not accepted - reported.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda9326

What is wrong with "I bought veal at the butcher shop in the neighborhood"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kih37q4

That would be " ... dans le quartier"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gregg150683

In English no need for the possessive butcher. I bought veal at the butcher.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martyn413385

That wouldn't sound right around here. In the UK we'd usually say at the butcher's. It's short for "at the butcher's shop" - and the "shop" is generally dropped. "At the butcher's shop" is also a more direct translation of "Chez le boucher."

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