you said that we use des only with countable nouns, does that means that uncountable nouns are treated as singular in french ?

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renwa

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2018

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you said that we use des only with countable nouns, does that means that uncountable nouns are treated as singular in french ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using du, de la, de l', des to express some or any (partitive articles)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

3 September 2018

3/09/18

Hi Renwa,

You will use du, de la, de l' (some) for uncountable nouns which are singular articles: 

J'ai de la confiture d'abricot, si vous préférez? = I have some apricot jam if you prefer?

Il y a du bon chocolat dans le placard. = There is some good chocolate in the cupboard.

Nous avons de l'argent à changer en arrivant. We have some money to change on arrival.

Hope this helps!

June

Kwiziq community member

27 November 2018

27/11/18

What about "des fruits"? is "fruits" here countable or uncountable? 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 November 2018

28/11/18

That's an interesting question June...

In French fruit is very countable -

We say for instance:

"Tu veux un fruit?"  which would translate in English as, "Do you want a piece of fruit"

or

J'ai des fruits comme dessert I have (some) fruit for dessert

Hope this helps!

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