faire des courses vs. faire les courses

JenkB2Kwiziq community member

faire des courses vs. faire les courses

Hello. Is there a difference between using des and les in the above expression? Faire les courses was marked wrong in this exercise.

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jenk,

Although Chris' answer is correct, I have checked the exercise and both should be accepted as given as alternatives. So if it is corrected please use your 'Report It ' button on your correction board.

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

When I checked the exercise, both versions were accepted as correct. There is a slight difference in meaning: 

faire des courses -- to run errands for specific needs (may not include any food at all)
faire les courses -- to go shopping for essential products (food and other consumables, e.g., soap, tooth paste, paper towels, etc.)

faire des courses vs. faire les courses

Hello. Is there a difference between using des and les in the above expression? Faire les courses was marked wrong in this exercise.

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