Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?


Kwiziq community member

17 July 2016

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Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Conjugate être (je suis, tu es, vous êtes) in Le Présent (present tense)"


Kwiziq language super star

18 July 2016


Bonjour Nan !

"Vous êtes des parents." means "You are parents." in a general way, i.e. you have children.
Here "des" is the indefinite article, see the related lesson:

You could also say "Vous êtes les parents." which would be specific to a given situation ("You are the parents (of that child)").

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !


Kwiziq community member

22 September 2016


got a doubt....etre conjucation ....vous etes means they are am i right or wrong ???!!! sorry for spelling errors ...typing on the keyboard thus not able to put the accents

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