Doubt in Au marché (A1)

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Shrey

Kwiziq community member

14 January 2019

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Doubt in Au marché (A1)

Bonjour Madame,

What does the phrase “Qu’est-ce que vous avez de bon aujourd’hui?” mean ?

I am unable to get the meaning in the dictionary.

Merci d’avance.

This question relates to:
French dictation exercise "Au marché (A1)"

Steve

Kwiziq community member

14 January 2019

14/01/19

Varsha,

The lady is asking the market seller "what's good today?".

Meaning "what's fresh?" or what she might recommend for purchase.

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

15 January 2019

15/01/19

Bonjour,

Thanks for the meaning.

I am curious to know why the expression is not “Des bons” as we may use it in a plural sense to ask the things available fresh with the vegetable vendor.

Steve

Kwiziq community member

15 January 2019

15/01/19

Honestly I think it's just a turn of phrase.

Even in English we would ask "what's good" and not "what [vegetables] are good".

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

15 January 2019

15/01/19

Bonjour !

Like Steve said, it is an idiomatic expression here, literally meaning what do you have of good.

The reason it's "de bon" in my opinion, is that it refers to another structure: quelque chose de + [adjective] = something [adjective].
-> quelque chose de bonsomething good

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

15 January 2019

15/01/19

Merci Beaucoup Mme Aurélie.

Thanks for designing a great dictation exercise.

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