"The dog eats there."

Translation:Le chien mange là.

December 30, 2012

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/benu

I tried "Le chien y mange" but got it wrong -- should have been "Le chien mange là." I believe either are acceptable -- any thoughts?

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

You missed the place where the dog eats which is "there" - in French either "là" or "là-bas", and possibly "le chien y mange" but apparently that was not what Duo was expecting.

December 30, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/benu

I didn't miss the place, as the 'y' is "normally translated by 'there' in English" (via http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/pron_adverbial.htm ). I agree that Duo didn't expect a 'y' there, but it's a common enough way to say it, in my experience.

December 30, 2012
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