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"I drink the water."

January 12, 2013

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Is "Je bois du l'eau" also correct?

January 12, 2013

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"Je boit l'eau" is saying you drink water generally. "Je boit DE l'eau" means you drink some water. du l'eau in fact says: de le l'eau. de le >> du; de l;' >> de l'

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Not in great shape today, Siebolt, hm?

"je boiS l'eau"= I drink the water

"je boiS de l'eau" = I drink some water

"de l'eau" = contraction of "de-la eau" (feminine!) -> to avoid the vowel hiatus <a-o>, 'a' disappears and is replaced by an apostrophe.

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What was I thinking? Not very well apparently. By the way: happy new year.

January 12, 2013
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