Mes matieres preferees

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Mes matieres preferees

How do I know if I need the article in the statement

...mais je suis tres mauvais en musique

...par plus heures de science

This question relates to:French lesson "music"
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Claudia,

I have found the Fill-in-the-blanks this relates to.

Normally you will need a definite article in French where you don't in English :

J'aime les maths mais je préfère la chimie = I like maths but I prefer chemistry 

J'ai étudié le latin à la Sorbonne = I studied latin at the Sorbonne

 

But in certain expressions you don't need the article as for instance  in the one you quote -

être bon/mauvais en = to be good /bad at 

Je suis bonne en anglais pas en espagnol I am good at English and not at Spanish

Ils sont très mauvais en histoire = They are very bad at History 

 

The second example is different as it is justthe preposition 'de' ('of')separating the two nouns -

it could have been -

des heures de repos hours of rest 

Hope this helps!

 

 

Mes matieres preferees

How do I know if I need the article in the statement

...mais je suis tres mauvais en musique

...par plus heures de science

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