Dans ma famille, nous adorons le calendrier de l'Avent. Translated as "we love Advent calendars" but "le calendrier de l'Avent" is singular?

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Dans ma famille, nous adorons le calendrier de l'Avent. Translated as "we love Advent calendars" but "le calendrier de l'Avent" is singular?

Asked 2 weeks ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In French, it is quite common to use the singular for a general statement where, in English, the plural is used, e.g.:

La femme est encore perçue comme un objet sexuel. -- Women (lit. the woman) are still perceived as sexual objects.

The sentence you quote follows the same pattern: advent calendars (in general) are referred to in the singular.

Dans ma famille, nous adorons le calendrier de l'Avent. Translated as "we love Advent calendars" but "le calendrier de l'Avent" is singular?

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