Le Kouign Amann (Spécialités de Bretagne)

Learn about Bretagne's famous dessert Kouign Amann (butter cake) in this first installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series. Click any word for the English translation and links to related grammar lessons.

Note: The tenses in this French article and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present and future tenses to describe historical stories like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.

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Q&A relating to this exercise 2 questions, 2 answers

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

More (and therefore shorter) audio files are helpful

This exercise is broken into more audio files than usual. This means that each file is shorter, and this is very helpful as I listen to each section many times, usually just to hear a couple of difficult parts that I’m having trouble understanding. I thought it would be useful to let you have this feedback! :)

Asked 10 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

Thank you for your feedback ! We are delighted that you've found the shorter sections more helpful and we'll discuss the idea within the language team. 

In the meantime, here is a link to another piece on Brittany (and Les Côtes d'Armor, where I am from!) ;-) 

la-bretagne-se-revele-en-cotes-d-armor 

Bonne journée !

More (and therefore shorter) audio files are helpful

This exercise is broken into more audio files than usual. This means that each file is shorter, and this is very helpful as I listen to each section many times, usually just to hear a couple of difficult parts that I’m having trouble understanding. I thought it would be useful to let you have this feedback! :)

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TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Il manque de pâtisseries

Is it 'de' rather than 'des' because 'des' becomes 'de' in a negative sentence ?

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, it's not because of the negation because there is no negation in that sentence. It is because he lacks any kind of pastries, not specific ones.

Il manque de pâtisseries

Is it 'de' rather than 'des' because 'des' becomes 'de' in a negative sentence ?

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