Bonjour Zubair !
That's a very good remark, and it works for the partitive articles (some), for "from the", but also "of the" which are both expressed with "DE + definite article" in French.The answer I can give you is that context is the only way to differenciate them.
Here are some examples to practice :)1- Je mange du pain. (I eat [some] bread. -> partitive)2- J'ai sauté du bateau. (I jumped from the boat.)3- J'aime la sœur du facteur. (I love the postman's sister -> the sister of the postman)
I hope that's helpful!À bientôt !
I struggle with this a lot. So it is comforting to know that Laura K Lawless confirms in her article that "de can be very difficult for French students, even at advanced levels."
Read this site for explanation - It helped me.
Sign in to submit your answer
Don't have an account yet? Join today
Test your French to the CEFR standard