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What's the difference between saying de chance and de la chance?

Olivia

Kwiziq community member

1 February 2016

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What's the difference between saying de chance and de la chance?

As in the examples above where with je there is no la and with nous there is a la?

This relates to:
Avoir raison / tort / de la chance = To be right / wrong / lucky -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

2 February 2016

2/02/16

Bonjour Olivia,

The expression is "avoir de la chance," as shown in the example "Nous avons de la chance." Also, J'ai de la chance, Tu as de la chance, etc.

But when you change it to a negative, "de la" changes to "de": Nous n'avons pas de chance, Je n'ai pas de chance, Tu n'as pas de chance, etc.

Here's a lesson: https://www.french-test.com/my-languages/french/view/23

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