Le Louvre : 800 ans d'Histoire

Did you know that the Louvre, one of the most famous museums in the world, was originally a fortress? Learn about the history of this Parisian monument in this fascinating video. Click any French phrase in the transcript for the translation and links to related grammar lessons.

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MerrilynC1Kwiziq community member

Pourquoi le mot enceinte? Ce mot dit "pregnant " en English.

Asked 3 weeks ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Enceinte also means wall or enclosure, not just pregnant.

Pourquoi le mot enceinte? Ce mot dit "pregnant " en English.

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LouiseB2Kwiziq community member

The translation of "demultiplie" given above is "reduced"...my understanding is that it means the opposite (to multiply). Can you address?

Asked 1 month ago
LauraKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Louise,

Thanks for writing. Démultiplier is in fact an odd choice of word here; the native speakers on our team all agree that it should be multiplier. In any case, you're right about the the translation - this is now fixed.

Merci encore et bonne continuation !

PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I agree Louise. In the Larousse dictionary the word “démultiplier”  means to augment the power of something, and other definitions I have found on Google back that up. This also makes sense in the context of this comprehension exercise (i.e. increasing the power by building more wings)

PaulC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The translation of "demultiplie" given above is "reduced"...my understanding is that it means the opposite (to multiply). Can you address?

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