Noël chez mes parents Challenge

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Noël chez mes parents Challenge

Bonjour Madame,

In the last line of the passage which reads “Ils viendront nous accueillir les bras grand ouverts.” The English translation suggests ‘They will come to welcome us with their arms wide open.’ 

Why doesn’t the French sentence use ‘avec’ and ‘leur’ unlike the English translation as given in the hint ?

Please clarify the grammatical reason behind it.

Merci d’avance ! 

Asked 10 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Varsha !

Here the explanation is colloquial.
Have a look at our related lesson regarding the use of definite article with parts of the body:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/using-le-la-les-with-body-parts-and-clothing-definite-articles

As for the absence of "avec", I can only say that is the colloquial way of saying it in French:

Il m'accueille les bras ouverts
He welcomes me with open arms.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Got it ! Merci Beaucoup Mme Aurélie !

Noël chez mes parents Challenge

Bonjour Madame,

In the last line of the passage which reads “Ils viendront nous accueillir les bras grand ouverts.” The English translation suggests ‘They will come to welcome us with their arms wide open.’ 

Why doesn’t the French sentence use ‘avec’ and ‘leur’ unlike the English translation as given in the hint ?

Please clarify the grammatical reason behind it.

Merci d’avance ! 

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