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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allpowerful32

"He drinks coffee from the breakfast."

January 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/allpowerful32

I'm really not sure what "He drinks coffee from the breakfast" is supposed to mean... "He drinks coffee at breakfast?"... "He drinks coffee from breakfast onward?"...


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

The French sentence means "he drinks coffee from breakfast onward". The English sentence should be changed.


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

Colloquially, could the French mean "He's been drinking coffee ever since breakfast," or is this just a statement on the subject's habits, "He [typically] drinks coffee from breakfast onward."?


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

If I wanted to say "He's been drinking coffee ever since breakfast", I would replace "dès" with "depuis".


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

I understand; thanks!


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

I think it means he drinks the coffee that's left over from breakfast. Can anyone confirm?


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

My comment exactly, I guessed the French right, but I have no idea what the English means.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rueff21

Whys does "dès que" not work here? thanks

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