I like THE carrots

BoA0Kwiziq community member

I like THE carrots

Following on from the answer below; how do you then say "I like THE carrots" (i.e. the carrots I have on my plate right now)?

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


Asked 3 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Bo,

You would have to say pointing at them -

J'aime ces carottes (-ci) I like these carrots

J'aime ces carottes (-là) I like those carrots

J'aime les carottes is a general statement that you like all carrots!

Hope this helps!

I like THE carrots

Following on from the answer below; how do you then say "I like THE carrots" (i.e. the carrots I have on my plate right now)?

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


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