Which brown?

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Which brown?

If "brun" is for fur, skin, and hair, why are the dogs and the mouse "marron"?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If referring specifically to the dog's or mouse's hair/skin/fur, you would use brun, but in these cases the reference is to the animal generally, and therefore 'marron' is used.

Which brown?

If "brun" is for fur, skin, and hair, why are the dogs and the mouse "marron"?

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