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"Combien de temps avez-vous?"

Translation:How much time do you have?

5 years ago

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/leighae54

I answered, "How much time have you?" which was marked wrong, is it really different to "How much time do you have?"

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/krashman

Partly it's duo being non-omniscient. However, "How much time have you?" is stilted and archaic sounding to this native speaker. I would never use that phrasing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abshannon

Yeah, but I would us "how much time have you got?" as natural english, and it rejected that too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MrHazard
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I did the same. Perhaps it's a geographical/generational thing, but this is perfectly natural English for me, not "stilted and archaic" at all. Methinks Duolingo doth commit an egregious error. Uh-oh, I gave myself away. :) Anyway I'll report it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaudhryjunaid

how is temps pronounced? Is p silent?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gentiane2

Yes, the p is silent.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lyneve
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yes I answered the same as leighae54 why was it wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Catalpa

I'm waiting for the answer on that one also.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seanthenoise

How much time have you? I don't know if thei is an Irish-ism, but that's how I would say it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/richarit

"How much time have you got?" is also used a lot (in UK)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickMcAlpin

"How long do you have?" is a natural phrase in English which is marked wrong here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ruball
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I do wonder who writes these sentences. I put "How much time have you" too and I would say that and I am a native speaker; I suspect that an American writes these as the spelling is American sometimes. Reporting it doesn't seem to make any difference.

3 years ago