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"Il est bon ton café !"

5 years ago

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how does this make sense? Why is there a need for "Il est..". Does "Ton cafe est bon" not make sense?

5 years ago

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it is an emphatic formula.

5 years ago

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'ton café' is more of an afterthought here. I think it's lacking a comma after 'bon' to emulate the natural pause you would make after putting emphasis on 'bon', but it's probably not said the way very often in English.

5 years ago

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Why not C'est?

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there is no reason o translate "it is" by "c'est" since the following words are not article + noun

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Would "Ton café est bon !" mean the same thing as "Il est bon ton café !"?

As I understand it, it would be a difference of saying "Your coffee is good!" vs "It's good, your coffee!", which looks like the same meaning.

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That's right, only the degree of emphasis changes with the word order.

5 years ago