Would it be wrong to say "ramasser les couillages" instead of "collectionner les coquillages"?

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Sally

Kwiziq community member

15 May 2019

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Would it be wrong to say "ramasser les couillages" instead of "collectionner les coquillages"?

This question relates to:
French writing exercise "Mimi the mermaid"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

18 May 2019

18/05/19

Hi Sally,

It depends what is meant -

If you want to say simply to pick up , to gather shells you would use 'ramasser'.

'Collectionner' gives the impression of accumulation to form a collection.

But interesting point!

Sally

Kwiziq community member

18 May 2019

18/05/19

Interesting.  Thank you!

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