Que translates as 'as'?

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Que translates as 'as'?

Hi there,

 

can anybody help with why que appears in the following sentence, please? "Tu dormiras dans le meme hotel que la derniere fois".  The translation I have is "will you sleep in the same hotel as last time".  I've not come across que as a translation for 'as' before.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kieran.  

Asked 2 weeks ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Kieran, 

There are many examples of ‘  (le or la ) même … que … ‘ representing a phrase that in English could or would be written as ‘ the same (thing) as … ‘. Que cannot be left out in this structure in French. 

Translation is contextual - don’t get hung up on specific word to word translations. The French means what the French says in French  - the English is a translation to an English phrase that represents the same/similar idea. 

In both languages, a full sentence could include ‘ repetition ‘ of the first part of the sentence, but that would also be cumbersome in both !

 https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/subordinating-conjunctions/

 

 

 

 https://context.reverso.net/translation/french-english/la+m%C3%AAme+que

https://context.reverso.net/translation/french-english/la+m%C3%AAme+chose+que 

Que translates as 'as'?

Hi there,

 

can anybody help with why que appears in the following sentence, please? "Tu dormiras dans le meme hotel que la derniere fois".  The translation I have is "will you sleep in the same hotel as last time".  I've not come across que as a translation for 'as' before.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Kieran.  

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