Using votre main

LizC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Using votre main

In the lesson: Raise your hand please, I used votre main since clearly another person is involved, the one telling someone else to raise her hand. Why is la main the correct usage? Thanks much. 

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Liz, 

You would use - 

Levez la main si vous connaissez la réponse! = Raise your hand if you know the answer

For instance to a group whether you said tu or vous to them. 

Each person raising their own hand. 

If you said -

Levez les mains! 

Each would raise both hands in the air.

Hope this helps! 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is no possibility for misunderstanding if you say la main in this case, either to a group or to a single person (formal "you").

Using votre main

In the lesson: Raise your hand please, I used votre main since clearly another person is involved, the one telling someone else to raise her hand. Why is la main the correct usage? Thanks much. 

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