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Missing phrases and use of "a/en", "fait de"

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill) W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Missing phrases and use of "a/en", "fait de"

I agree with Frank. In the audio there are complete phrases which are missing: "une poule faite en chocolat au lait"; and "un lapin fait en chocolat noir".

Also, the written summary at the end doesn't match what is given during the lesson. The answers given don't use the expression, "fait de" but simply use "de". Which leads me to the next question:

The use of "faite de + chocolat au lait/chocolat noir". The lesson related to this states that to describe what something is made of "en" or "de" is used and with foods "a la" or "au" to describe a flavor. Why then is "fait en..." used rather than "une poule en chocolat au lait" for example? And, why "une poule de chocolat" rather than, "une poule en chocolat"?

And, why "un beau rubin dore" rather than "un beau rubin en or" ?

Merci pour votre reponse.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Shamrockhill,

The problem has now been fixed.

Just to answer your question about the difference between -

un ruban en or = a gold ribbon ( made of gold) 

un ruban doré = a gold(en) ribbon ( the colour not the metal) 

Hope this helps!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Une poule faite de chocolat. -- A chicken made of chocolate.
Une poule de chocolat. -- A chicken of chocolate = a chocolate chicken, i.e., the same as above.
Une poule en chocolat. -- (Synonyomous to une poule de chocolat.)

N. Hilary (Shamrockhill) W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks, Chris. I'm going to do this exercise again for practice. 

Missing phrases and use of "a/en", "fait de"

I agree with Frank. In the audio there are complete phrases which are missing: "une poule faite en chocolat au lait"; and "un lapin fait en chocolat noir".

Also, the written summary at the end doesn't match what is given during the lesson. The answers given don't use the expression, "fait de" but simply use "de". Which leads me to the next question:

The use of "faite de + chocolat au lait/chocolat noir". The lesson related to this states that to describe what something is made of "en" or "de" is used and with foods "a la" or "au" to describe a flavor. Why then is "fait en..." used rather than "une poule en chocolat au lait" for example? And, why "une poule de chocolat" rather than, "une poule en chocolat"?

And, why "un beau rubin dore" rather than "un beau rubin en or" ?

Merci pour votre reponse.

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