"les" is the article, it works as "the". "Des" is a constraction of " de les", which means "of the". That means that "des hommes" means "of the men".
To everyone confused, why it is "les femmes" instead of "la femme": "les femmes" is plural: meaning two or more women, "la femme" is just one woman
I think "des" = some, and "les" is a plural form of "the" that you use with plural nouns - ? I'm having trouble mixing them up, too.
You never use l'femmes. When you have the plural 'les' it always stays 'les'. 'Le' or 'la' can change into l' ( l apostrof ) when the word it belongs to starts with 'h' or with a vowel.
Once you learn spanish it is surprisingly easy to learn french since they both originate from latin and have most of the same sounding and meaning words
Femme is feminin, so it is 'la femme'. This is feminin singular. Les femmes is feminin plural. 'Les' is both the same for masculin and feminin plural.
How can we tell "the women" is plural when "the woman" is also used in singular