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14 January 2019
Doubt in Au marché (A1)
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.
This question relates to:French dictation exercise "Au marché (A1)"
The lady is asking the market seller "what's good today?".
Meaning "what's fresh?" or what she might recommend for purchase.
15 January 2019
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.
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".
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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 bon = something good
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
Merci Beaucoup Mme Aurélie.
Thanks for designing a great dictation exercise.
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