Kwiziq community member
17 July 2016
Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate être (je suis, tu es, vous êtes) in Le Présent (present tense)"
Kwiziq language super star
18 July 2016
Bonjour Nan !
"Vous êtes des parents." means "You are parents." in a general way, i.e. you have children. Here "des" is the indefinite article, see the related lesson: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/plural-of-the-and-a-les-and-des-articles
You could also say "Vous êtes les parents." which would be specific to a given situation ("You are the parents (of that child)").
I hope that's helpful!À bientôt !
22 September 2016
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