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    Bonjour,
    How would I say "If we think too much about the environment, there would be no transport to take us on holidays." I know the statement sounds a bit silly but would I translate it like this:

    Si on pensé trop de l'environnement, il n'y aurait pas de transport pour nous aller en vacances.

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    That's right, apart from these:
    - pense, not pensé
    - you don't need the 'nous' before 'aller'
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    That's right, apart from these:
    - pense, not pensé
    - you don't need the 'nous' before 'aller'
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    Si on pensait trop à l'environment, il n'y aurait pas de transports pour aller en vacances

    The tense is wrong in English too, so you basically translated a mistake :p:
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    (Original post by wes)
    Si on pensait trop à l'environment, il n'y aurait pas de transports pour aller en vacances

    The tense is wrong in English too, so you basically translated a mistake :p:
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    If it's transports, shouldn't it be des rather than de?

    And thanks for telling me about that English mistake
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    (Original post by usycool1)
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    If it's transports, shouldn't it be des rather than de?

    And thanks for telling me about that English mistake
    nope it's still "de", don't know how to explain it though. But he wrote environment in english .
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    (Original post by pinouche13)
    nope it's still "de", don't know how to explain it though.
    OK, thanks
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    (Original post by wes)
    Si on pensait trop à l'environment, il n'y aurait pas de transports pour aller en vacances

    The tense is wrong in English too, so you basically translated a mistake :p:
    This, seconded. It should have been if we thought too much about the environment in English.

    I'd go with du transport as well, but I'm not sure about that.
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    (Original post by MalleusMaleficarum)
    This, seconded. It should have been if we thought too much about the environment in English.

    I'd go with du transport as well, but I'm not sure about that.
    Nope, not du either. It has to be de, but I can't explain it I'm afraid.
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    The "de" is here some kind of equivalent of "any" in English.

    Il y a des pommes -> Il n'y a pas de pommes.
    There are apples -> There isn't any apple.

    This phenomenon appears when using the verb avoir to express an idea of existence. Indefinite articles (un une des) are replaced by "de" (including partitives; de, de la, du, des).
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    (Original post by Xurvi)
    The "de" is here some kind of equivalent of "any" in English.

    Il y a des pommes -> Il n'y a pas de pommes.
    There are apples -> There isn't any apple.

    This phenomenon appears when using the verb avoir to express an idea of existence. Indefinite articles (un une des) are replaced by "de" (including partitives; de, de la, du, des).
    There are (some) apples - There aren't any apples.

    Nous on le garde au pluriel aussi :yy:

    OP : du/des/de la usually changes to de if it's negative, an expression of quantity ("beaucoup de") or before an adjective.
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    (Original post by wes)
    Nope, not du either. It has to be de, but I can't explain it I'm afraid.
    Whenever you use 'Il n'y a pas' it is always followed by de and never du, de la or des. Can't really explain why though.
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    Thanks guys
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Si on pensé trop de l'environnement, il n'y aurait pas de transport pour nous aller en vacances.
    Zut, non.

    "Si on pense trop au sujet de l'environnement, il n'y aurait pas de moyens pour voyager en vacance."

    Tschusschen!
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    (Original post by xmarilynx)
    OP : du/des/de la usually changes to "de" if it's negative, an expression of quantity ("beaucoup de") or before an adjective.
    He said it. When you have a negative sentence or somethin' like that it's "de".
    Not sure whether it's 100% true, but it usually works fine.

    I'm not French, but it's my first foreign language at school.
 
 
 
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