"J'ai vu Alice et elle te passe le bonjour."

Translation:I saw Alice, and she gives you her regards.

July 22, 2020

22 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Geoff_Campbell

"I saw Alice and she sends her regards" not accepted, but this is the most common idiomatic usage. please accept alternatives that are more frequently used than your translations, Duo.


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

no one says 'gives you her regards'. No one. It's 'sends their regards'. Duo needs to learn english.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Betty446802

"She sends her regards" is correct English. As a command, "give her my regards" is correct.


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

I saw Alice and she sends her regards to you. = accepted Apr 2021.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EW5PJ1A3

I have reported it as "my answer should not be accepted"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael672948

Agree. It should be 'she sends her regards', although this is still extremely formal and i only ever heard it in formal work environments. Normal people would say 'she says hi / hello'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patty13647

I saw Alice and she said to say, "Hi."


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

"I saw Alice and she says hi" is accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christill81

Far more typical would be "I saw Alice and she said hello"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stick.to.it

But the French is in the present tense, not the past. "she says hello" ought to work.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dfJDe5iz

Sends her regards would be the usual thing to say. Not gives.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianne295784

"I saw Alice and she said to tell you hello" ought to be accepted. No one "sends their regards" except in extremely formal speech.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marianne295784

At least "I saw Alice and she says hello" is accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SueField3

Not true. In New Zealand it is common, though maybe a bit less familiar than "says hello". Where do you live ?


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

Les Lannisters vous passent le bonjour.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim924808

"gives" is clearly wrong. "sends" would be good English. Come on, Duo -- get a native English speaker to look at this stuff!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tweed903443

I have begged Duo to do just that, even in a private email. They have made it clear that they aren't concerned about the quality of their French program.


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

sends her best wishes would be normal in UK


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelHaa65689

Funny - I thought it should be "she sends you her greetings" - obviously, not accepted by Duo, though "passe le bonjour" seems closer to sending "greetings" than sending "regards". But "giving regards"? Sounds very unidiomatic unless you're talking about given them to Broadway...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tweed903443

That is extremely formal English. In fact, in America, if you said that someone might burst out laughing at you. You don't want to sound like a Dickens novel. A better way to say it is "I saw Alice and she says (or said) hi to you."


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

I saw Alice and she passes on to you her regards?


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

This is poor English - rather, she passes her regards to you - though this would be very old and formal and people would have to pause to understand. As mentioned above: she sends her regards, says hi, etc would all be better answers

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