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

AnnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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).

AnnC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Merci

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

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