Doubt in Au marché (A1)

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Doubt in Au marché (A1)

Bonjour Madame,

What does the phrase “Qu’est-ce que vous avez de bon aujourd’hui?” mean ?

I am unable to get the meaning in the dictionary.

Merci d’avance.

Asked 9 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour !

Like Steve said, it is an idiomatic expression here, literally meaning what do you have of good.

The reason it's "de bon" in my opinion, is that it refers to another structure: quelque chose de + [adjective] = something [adjective].
-> quelque chose de bonsomething good

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

SteveB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Varsha,

The lady is asking the market seller "what's good today?".

Meaning "what's fresh?" or what she might recommend for purchase.

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour,

Thanks for the meaning.

I am curious to know why the expression is not “Des bons” as we may use it in a plural sense to ask the things available fresh with the vegetable vendor.

SteveB2 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Honestly I think it's just a turn of phrase.

Even in English we would ask "what's good" and not "what [vegetables] are good".

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci Beaucoup Mme Aurélie.

Thanks for designing a great dictation exercise.

Doubt in Au marché (A1)

Bonjour Madame,

What does the phrase “Qu’est-ce que vous avez de bon aujourd’hui?” mean ?

I am unable to get the meaning in the dictionary.

Merci d’avance.

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