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Plural vs. Singular paysage

Frank C.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Plural vs. Singular paysage

In the passage, "... où vous profiterez de paysages naturels magnifiques", how does one know if we are referring to one paysage or multiple paysages?  If I am in a castle, I think I would be looking at one paysage around the castle.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank,

The word 'paysage' has many meanings in French including landscape, scenery, view, panorama, etc.

I am sure the island of Noirmoutier has many to choose from and we are not talking about one particular landscape here.

Take a look at the Larousse definition for more information -

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/paysage/58827

 

Bonne Continuation !

Jim L.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I have exactly the same question. Is there any hint that we may have missed in the pronunciation which would havwe indicated that plurel was expected?

Alan G.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There's a difference in pronunciation between "d'un paysage" or "du paysage" and "de paysages".

"Profitez de paysage" would only make sense if paysage was uncountable.

Plural vs. Singular paysage

In the passage, "... où vous profiterez de paysages naturels magnifiques", how does one know if we are referring to one paysage or multiple paysages?  If I am in a castle, I think I would be looking at one paysage around the castle.

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