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du, des, de

can you please explain when are du, des and de used in a sentence?

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4 years ago

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I guess you should move your topic in the French forum to get more answers (you can do that just editing your message).

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Reply4 years ago

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thanks.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NotGoodAtFrench

http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/de-vs-du-de-la-des.htm

This a pretty comprehensive article which I read through to get an idea. I wouldn't worry too much about it now, continue to push forward with learning and it will begin to make sense.

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merci

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Basically, "De" is "of", and both "du" and "des" mean "some", but depending on quantity. For example, You would have "du jus" (some juice), but you would have "Des oranges" (some oranges) if the object is plural. The closest approximation in English that I can think of would be asking how much of something there is. You would ask "How much juice?", but you should ask "How many oranges?" because oranges are quantifiable and juice is less so. Of course, this is all complicated a little because there are a lot of things that you would say slightly differently in French, but this should give you a basic understanding of their difference to work off of. I hope this helped.

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got it! thanks

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