des nouvelles bottes/ de nouvelles bottes

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des nouvelles bottes/ de nouvelles bottes

Je suis jalouse des nouvelles bottes que tu as achetees.    Why is it des nouvelles  bottes and not de nouvelles bottes since nouvelles an adjective is in front of a noun

Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi  Titilayo,

As I see it, the bottes (boots) are a specific and countable noun.

So we have the plural definite article being used here (jalouse de(preposition) + les --> des)

This is not the Indefinite des that would contract to de before an adjective.

I think that this is the answer to your query.

Hope it helps.

Jim

des nouvelles bottes/ de nouvelles bottes

Je suis jalouse des nouvelles bottes que tu as achetees.    Why is it des nouvelles  bottes and not de nouvelles bottes since nouvelles an adjective is in front of a noun

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