"He eats bread."
Translation:Il mange du pain.
February 23, 2013
It has to do with the fact that substances like water, wine, bread, vegetables... are not countable. So you eat "some" bread, you drink "some" wine.
In French it is called "partitive" with the following construction : DE + definite article
- du pain (= contraction of de-le)
- de la soupe
- des légumes (= contraction of de-les)