and why is "ou" used and not "et" in “La Vie en Rose” ou “Je ne regrette rien” ?

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and why is "ou" used and not "et" in “La Vie en Rose” ou “Je ne regrette rien” ?

Asked 3 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour James,

That's an excellent question! When giving alternatives, 'and' can be translated by 'ou' instead of 'et' (and / as well as).

J'ai le choix entre la vanille ou la fraise I have the choice between vanilla and strawberry

Il faut que je choisisse entre boire ou conduire = I have to choose between drinking and driving

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

and why is "ou" used and not "et" in “La Vie en Rose” ou “Je ne regrette rien” ?

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