Alan asked: "Why "Jacques descended on the giant" can't mean "Jacques a descendu les escaliers"?

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Alan asked: "Why "Jacques descended on the giant" can't mean "Jacques a descendu les escaliers"?

Asked 3 weeks ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Alan,

In this instance, "to descend on [someone]" cannot be translated with "descendre" in French. You would use "envahir, assaillir" or "tomber dessus, débarquer chez" (as in a police arrest or someone barging into somewhere).

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Alan asked: "Why "Jacques descended on the giant" can't mean "Jacques a descendu les escaliers"?

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