FR: able to go swimming

Kitty English

New Member
English - England

If i want to write "they are able to go swimming.." is it "ils peuvent se baigner.."? I don't know if I'm meant to use the infinitive of swimming or not! C'est pour un essai du roman "L'etranger" et les relations entre Meursault et Marie.

Merci :)
  • rolmich

    Senior Member
    french (France)
    "ils peuvent se baigner" is good french but vague/general.
    It could be "they are allowed to go swimming" or "they are able to".
    If you want to convey the idea of beeing able to you have to say :
    "ils sont capables d'aller nager".
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