cette paire de baskets

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cette paire de baskets

I was wondering how one would write "that pair of trainers" in French and when one wants to emphasise THAT pair and not THIS pair. In the above exercise "that pair of trainers" was written as "cette paire de baskets". Can one also write "cette paire de baskets-là" to be more specific?
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CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Abt, 

The father says -

I like this/that pair of trainers 

In French, you would use 'cette paire', you would only use 'cette paire de baskets-' if you were comparing two pairs which is not the case in this exercise.

For instance -

Cette paire de baskets n'est pas très chère mais cette paire de baskets-là est hors de prix This pair of trainers is not very expensive but that one is overpriced.

Bonne Continuation !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Your hunch is correct:

That pair and not this pair. -- cette paire-ci, pas  cette paire-.

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cette paire de baskets

I was wondering how one would write "that pair of trainers" in French and when one wants to emphasise THAT pair and not THIS pair. In the above exercise "that pair of trainers" was written as "cette paire de baskets". Can one also write "cette paire de baskets-là" to be more specific?

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