In the lesson we are to translate "It was my favorite word for years" The word referred to was baguette. Since it is a specific word, why is the trans

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In the lesson we are to translate "It was my favorite word for years" The word referred to was baguette. Since it is a specific word, why is the trans

lation using C'est?
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ann,

It is because in French you cannot say -

‘Il était mon mot préféré .....‘

You have to say -

C’etait mon mot préféré ...’ 

Just as you cannot say-

il est le /la/les

 

 

Hope this helps!

In the lesson we are to translate "It was my favorite word for years" The word referred to was baguette. Since it is a specific word, why is the trans

lation using C'est?

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