February 19, 2017

Homework Help: FRENCH - addendum

Posted by E.G. on Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 1:57pm.

Sorry to get back to my most recent question. First of all I realized that I had made a typing error in the last sentence. It should have read "SUR" instead of "sure"
I had been asked to translate
"I have five fingers on one hand" but I was not certain about which preposition to use. I tried a translating site but it used a totally different meaning for
"on one hand". The translation I got was: "J'ai cinq doigts d'une part"
So, I submitted a different version, namely: "I have five fingers on each hand." The translation came back as:
"J'ai cinq doigts SUR une main."
I wasn't sure about the use of "sur" so I put the question into German and had that translated into French. It came back as: "J'ai cinq doigts à une main."

Now I was wondering if "à" or "sur" is correct.
Also, in the word "cinq" is the "q" pronounced?

Sorry to bother you with this question again.
Thank you for all your help!!!

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