"Je vais commonder des pates" is given as the correct answer. Des is used with countable nouns. Pasta is countable?? I suppose in theory it is, but in practice it is not.
Mike, it is always 'påtes' in the plural for 'pasta', unless you are specifically referring to 'just one piece of pasta' (using 'une'), an unusual occurrence ! Hence it is 'des' as Jim notes.
The lesson you linked uses the example of 'les/des épinards', another uncountable plural noun.
"La pâte" in culinary terms is pastry/dough/batter - and therefore 'de la pâte' is 'some pastry/dough/batter', not pasta
Pasta is uncountable and so "des pâtes' means "some" pasta where "des" is a partitive article.
Not to be confused with the compound definite article de + les -> des
In French Pâtes is always used in the plural to designate Pasta in English referring to spaghetti, vermicelli or whatever type of pasta. So it's always les Pâtes or des Pâtes
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