Differentiating between using le/la/les and du/de la/des

VanessaB2Kwiziq community member

Differentiating between using le/la/les and du/de la/des

For example if you were to say 'I like carrots', can't you say j'aime des carottes as well as j'aime les carottes ?

Or do they mean different things?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Vanessa,

To say, 'I like carrots', you have to use the definite article,  les and say -

J'aime les carottes 

It sort of indicates in French that you like all the carrots in the world. very strange!

Des is a partitive article meaning 'some' so you might say -

Je voudrais des carottes,  s'il vous plait I'd like some carrots, please

or 

Donnez-moi des carottes = Give me some carrots

Hope this helps!

Differentiating between using le/la/les and du/de la/des

For example if you were to say 'I like carrots', can't you say j'aime des carottes as well as j'aime les carottes ?

Or do they mean different things?

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