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FR: dans un / au restaurant

Discussion in 'French and English Grammar / Grammaire française et anglaise' started by CarlaShua, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. CarlaShua Junior Member

    Buenos Aires - Madrid
    Español (Arg / Esp)
    Bonjour, les amis !

    Quand est-ce que tu as mangé à un restaurant italien? (utexas)

    Ça, c'est bien, ou il faut dire plutôt "dans un restaurant" ?

    Merci d'avance.
  2. Canaveral Senior Member

    France french
    Dans un restaurant italien.
    Au restaurant italien - est une autre possibilité
  3. CarlaShua Junior Member

    Buenos Aires - Madrid
    Español (Arg / Esp)
    Donc il y a une erreur dans l'exercice lié, pas vrai ?
  4. Canaveral Senior Member

    France french
    Oui absolument ! Il y a une erreur dans l'exercice -utexas -
  5. Ms researcher Senior Member

    German - Tyrolean
    "manger dans un/ à un restaurant"
    to eat in a restaurant.

    Can you say both?

  6. floise Senior Member

    Hi Ms Researcher,

    One usually says 'manger au restaurant' for 'to eat at a restaurant.

    If, however, you wish to emphasize that you are eating inside the restaurant, as opposed to the outdoor eating area, you could say 'nous allons manger dans le restaurant' (ou en dedans).

    I believe this is correct. Please wait for word from French natives.

  7. Harmione Senior Member

    Switzerland French
    Correct, except for Floise's parenthesis "en dedans" which isn't possible.
  8. Montaigne Senior Member

    French, France
    Déjeuner, dîner au restaurant auraient ma préférence.
  9. yannalan Senior Member

    france, french, breton
    Oui, on va dîner au restaurant, mais dans un bon restaurant.
  10. iaatf

    iaatf Senior Member

    USA - english
    Do I have this right?
    "I am a server at/in the restaurant Chez Paul." - "... au restaurant Chez Paul." ????
    "I've been working in/at this restaurant for two months." - "... dans ce restaurant ..." ????
  11. gospelfan Junior Member

    Yes, perfectly correct ;)
  12. epinephrin Junior Member

    French - France
    Je suis serveur au restaurant Chez Paul." :tick:

    Je suis serveur dans le restaurant Chez Paul." :cross: you can say but it is as odd as saying "I work inside the restaurant Chez Paul"

    Je suis serveur dans ce restaurant Chez Paul." :tick: = in this...

    J'ai travaillé dans ce restaurant pendant deux mois." :tick: = in this...

    J'ai travaillé à ce restaurant pendant deux mois." Correct but if you use "this" it would be better to use "dans"

    J'ai travaillé au restaurant pendant deux mois." :tick: "I've been working at the restaurant for two months."

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