Why is there no article before "petite fille"? Being a little girl is not an occupation.

CharlesC1Kwiziq community member

Why is there no article before "petite fille"? Being a little girl is not an occupation.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Charles,

You might be interested in my answer to a similar question posed by Kathleen about the lack of article before 'bébé'.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/quand-il-etait-bebe

Bonne Continuation!

UnaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Dear team    I am wondering why "envie de danser" is used instead of "vouloir danser" to mean want to dance.  Thank you again !

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Una,

The correct translation of,

to make someone want to do something

is

donner à quelqu'un envie de faire quelque chose

so therefore -

envie de danser is used rather than vouloir danser 

Bonne continuation!

 

Why is there no article before "petite fille"? Being a little girl is not an occupation.

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