Je voudrais une pizza(sentence from one of the tests)

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Je voudrais une pizza(sentence from one of the tests)

Why in this sentence for pizza is not used partitive article de la (some pizza). Thanks

Asked 11 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

‘Pizza’ is a noun that can be countable as well as non-countable. In the sentence ‘ je voudrais une pizza ‘, he isn’t referring to ‘some’ pizza , he is referring to  ‘ a (one) pizza ‘, but not specifying a particular pizza.

French uses ‘ un/une ‘ as indefinite articles -  and as we use ‘ a/an ‘ in English

Un/une = A or An (French Indefinite Articles)

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je voudrais une pizza -- I would like one pizza
Je voudrais de la pizza -- I would like some pizza

Je voudrais une pizza(sentence from one of the tests)

Why in this sentence for pizza is not used partitive article de la (some pizza). Thanks

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