au rez-de-chaussée / on the ground floor

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au rez-de-chaussée on the ground floor

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RonB2Kwiziq community member

Why is the hyphen essential ?

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ron,

In this case,  a 'trait d'union' ( hyphen) as its name indicates is  used to link two nouns together creating a new word with a specific  autonomous meaning. There are lots in the French language...

Hope this helps! 

CécileKwiziq team member

Where Ron?

RonB2Kwiziq community member

rez de chaussee     or   sous sol

RonB2Kwiziq community member

Thank you for the comments. It seems that you just have to remember they are needed in text. When speaking you don't need to know.

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