LA peur is a general state, whilst UNE peur is a particular fear, such as fear of spiders. It might be valuable to point this out in the lesson. I just today discovered this wrinkle.
Bonjour Max !
This distinction is the same as in English between "fear" and "a fear of...".
I'm guessing that you're talking about the distinction between
I'd say the rule is you use "une peur" when you want to qualify the fear with an adjective.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
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