Why, in the last sentence, do we not pluralize the hearts in French? to read aux coeurs des Français..

AnnC1

Why, in the last sentence, do we not pluralize the hearts in French? to read aux coeurs des Français..

Asked 4 months ago

That point comes up a lot. It has to do with the way French people think.

English: the hearts of the French. (many French, therefore many hearts)French: the heart of the French. (everyone only has one heart, therefore singular).

AnnC1

Merci

Why, in the last sentence, do we not pluralize the hearts in French? to read aux coeurs des Français..

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