Why not -Mon baluchon. My backpack

STEPHENC1Kwiziq community member

Why not -Mon baluchon. My backpack

Pourquoi pas , "mon sac à dos"

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Stephen,

As Jim explained, 'baluchon' (= bundle)is slightly different from 'sac à dos' (= backpack). It is a much older version of the more common 'sac à dos'. See here: baluchon/CNRTL

This exercise being a dictation, we wanted to introduce a more 'poetic' expression... ;-)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Stephen,

I have not carried out the exercise so do not have the contextual knowledge.

Looking at the two definitions --> Un baluchon - bag(s) / bundle

                                                         Un sac à dos - rucksack / backpack

I suspect the differences shown above may well be the answer to your query?

Jim

Why not -Mon baluchon. My backpack

Pourquoi pas , "mon sac à dos"

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