là-dedans

DeAnnaC1

là-dedans

Bonjour!

in the example “ça ne sent pas la rose là-dedans” is translated as “it smells nasty in here”.  Formerly I had understood “là-dedans” to mean in there.  Is it both or am I just wrong.  Sorry, I know this is getting off on a bit of a bunny trail...

merci d’avance!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi D,

Although technically 'là-dedans' would be 'in there', if you walked into someone's bedroom and it smelled bad you would use the same expression meaning 'in here'.

It seems a bit more flexible in French...

Hope this helps! 

DeAnnaC1
Yes perfect!  Thanks much for the clarification!

là-dedans

Bonjour!

in the example “ça ne sent pas la rose là-dedans” is translated as “it smells nasty in here”.  Formerly I had understood “là-dedans” to mean in there.  Is it both or am I just wrong.  Sorry, I know this is getting off on a bit of a bunny trail...

merci d’avance!

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