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Nasser
Where are they at ? Hello ! Can I say "where are they at" for "Où en sont-il" or this is not natural for an english speaker ? To my mind "where are they" is more natural no ?
Jun 2, 2015 1:11 PM
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'Where are they?' is 'Où sont-ils?'. This is a simple question about the location of some people or objects. 'Where are they?' 'They're at home'. 'Où en sont-ils?', if this is talking about the progress that some people are making in project, for instance, can be translated in various ways. One way is 'Where are they up to?' For example: 'How's your essay going? 'It's going well.' 'Where are you up to?' = 'Où en es-tu?' 'I'm just doing the conclusion. 'Where are they at?' does exist, as a colloquial expression, particularly in the US, but it isn't the right translation for the phrase you have. If you can give more context for your phrase, we can suggest an appropriate English equivalent.
June 2, 2015
Nasser
Language Skills
English, French
Learning Language
English