Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

NanB2Kwiziq community member

Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

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 !

Deeksha A0Kwiziq community member
got a doubt....etre conjucation ....vous etes means they are am i right or wrong ???!!! sorry for spelling errors ...typing on the keyboard thus not able to put the accents

Bonjour à tous! Why is it "Vous êtes DES parents"?

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