Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

Nan

Kwiziq community member

17 July 2016

2 replies

Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

This relates to:
Conjugate être (je suis, tu es, vous êtes) in Le Présent (present tense) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 July 2016

18/07/16

Bonjour Nan !


"Vous êtes des parents." means "You are parents." in a general way, i.e. you have children.
Here "des" is the indefinite article, see the related lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/plural-of-the-and-a-les-and-des-articles


You could also say "Vous êtes les parents." which would be specific to a given situation ("You are the parents (of that child)").


I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Deeksha

Kwiziq community member

22 September 2016

22/09/16

got a doubt....etre conjucation ....vous etes means they are

am i right or wrong ???!!!

sorry for spelling errors ...typing on the keyboard thus not able to put the accents

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