mettre le couvert vs. mettre la table

M-L February 15, 2013, 4:55 pm
On 5.9, Food and Wine, part 1 where Hélène was asked to set the table. The phrase was mettre le couvert but not mettre la table. Why? Pourquoi?
mettre le couvert vs. mettre la table
ANONYMOUS February 23, 2013, 4:51 pm
In French "mettre la table" would mean putting the table somewhere as in "Where should I put this table?" (Ou est-ce que je dois mettre cette table?) Whereas you are talking about setting tableware on the table. Hope that helps. Sorry for the lack of vowels - I'm only able to access Spanish vowels as I'm studying Spanish). Bon courage dans vos études! Lisa (french speaker)
mettre le couvert vs. mettre la table
M-L February 23, 2013, 8:54 pm
Lisa,
Merci beaucoup, vous avez aidé.
mettre le couvert vs. mettre la table
Miroslaw-S2 February 25, 2013, 1:31 am
always something new.
mettre le couvert vs. mettre la table

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