J'adore faire du shopping. Surely it is `faire les magasins` or `faire des courses`? Depending on the context.

J'adore faire du shopping. Surely it is `faire les magasins` or `faire des courses`? Depending on the context.

Asked 0 years ago

You can also say faire du shopping.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

My French teacher (born and brought up in Paris) said that 'faire des courses' refers specifically to shopping for food while the other expressions are used for the general shopping one often does in city centre stores. Any comments?

Hello John,

That was my point regarding the context. In the tutorial there are only two references to shopping: `Faire du Courses` for groceries and `Faire les Magasins` for doing the malls etc.There is no mention at all of `Faire du Shopping`. The latter seems very anglicized, but if it is colloquial, then I have learnt something.

J'adore faire du shopping. Surely it is `faire les magasins` or `faire des courses`? Depending on the context.

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