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"Vingt familles vivent ici."

Translation:Twenty families live here.

March 27, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/palmer.s.matt

Difference between "ici" and "lá"?

March 27, 2015

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

Technically, ici=here, là=there. French is a lot less strict on these distinctions compared to english though, an that may cause confusions sometimes. Mostly this one is respected, but then the one between ceci=this and cela=that, although enforced by duolingo, is almost completely ignored by native speakers.

That does not mean they are all interchangeable, only that the categories are not the same as in english. It will be a source of apparent randomness through learning, but you'll get a hag of it as you go. One of these things better learned through immersion, in my opinion.

"là-bas" is a version of "là/there" more strictly associated with something that is at a distance

March 28, 2015

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

I wonder where "here" is.

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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An apartment house? A new housing development consisting of 20 homes?

November 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeevaraj1

what is the difference in pronunciation for VIN(wine) and VINGT(twenty)?

April 2, 2016

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

there is no difference ! :)

September 14, 2016

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

It sounded to me like va famille. Any clues how to distinguish sound of va from vingt?

March 24, 2019

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

there's no 'a' in vingt and 'va famille' does not make sense either

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KufreItuk1

You just have to listen to context. In english there are plenty of words that sound alike: Planes, plains; flour, flower; road, rode.

June 11, 2019
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