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Kwiziq community member
27 October 2018
Bon soir. On the video in this lesson I would like to see if I understood well.
This question relates to:French lesson "On = we, one, people"
Kwiziq language super star
23 March 2019
In the first example -
‘On fait ce que l’on peut’ the -l is added because otherwise you would say -
‘...que on peut‘ and ‘que on’ doesn’t only clash but can sound like the rude word ‘con’ in French .
In your second example -
‘Mange -t-on du riz?
the -t is necessary as otherwise it would sound like ‘Mange on ....’ which would sound like a command, Mangeons! ( Let’s eat!)
So, often these two letters are added to make the language flow more freely and to avoid ambiguity.
Hope this helps!
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