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Gojo E.A1Kwiziq community member

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Why is it une salade de fruits and not une salade des fruits  ? 

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gojo,

The 'de' here isn't a partitive but the preposition 'de' -

salade of fruits fruit salad

salade de tomates tomato salad

salade de pommes de terre = potato salad

salade de riz = rice salad

etc.

it just describes what it is made out of.

Hope this helps!

 

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The preposition de means that something is made of a certain material or ingredient:

une jupe de cuir -- a skirt made of leather, i.e., a leather skirt
une salade de fruits -- a salde made of fruit, i.e., a fruit salad

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