It is very hard to learn a new language especially when you're not in an environment speaking it so naturally you compare it to English to make some logic of it. And you're comment is not comforting anyone struggling with it at all, you're so cool. Don't be such a donkey.
Oh, I found the great answer to this question that someone else posted. More detailed than mine:
From Andrew8510's comment at http://duolingo.com/#/comment/135918:
In french there are some ways to name the meals, depending on the main ingredient or a secondary ingredient, form of preparation.
1) To state the main ingredient they use "de":
Une salade de tomates (it's made mainly of tomatoes)
Une compote de pommes (main ingredient is apple)
Notice in these previous examples that "de" never changes no matter the gender or number of the words used.
2) To state an important ingredient, aroma or form of preparation they use: au, aux (contractions of "à le" and "à les"), à l', á la
Une mousse au chocolat (it's a chocolate flavored mousse)
Un yaourt aux fraises (it's a strawberry flavored yogurt)
Du poulet à l'estragon (a way of cooking the chicken)
Des pâtes à la bolognaise (a way of cooking the pasta)
- Source: Alter Ego. Methode de Frances. A1. Page 115
Yup, don't use "avec" here.
Someone else gave a really great explanation of the difference in a different discussion thread, but I can't find it anymore! Perhaps there should be a Duolingo wiki reference? But I'll try my best to explain!
"À + definite article" and its contractions (au/a la/a l'/aux) are always used when talking about the ingredients and flavoring of food, or the style in which it is prepared, even if the English equivalent might use "with."
Otherwise, "avec" is used in most situations where one would use "with" in English, just not when talking about.
Here are some delicious examples:
- coq au vin (chicken braised in wine)
- poisson au four (oven-baked fish)
- la soupe à l'oignon (onion soup)
- tarte aux pommes (apple pie/tart)
- pain au chocolat (heaven!)
"Milk tea" is not said in British English.
To an adult, it can sound infantile to simply say these two nouns together.
Instead, "milky tea", "tea with milk" and "tea, white" (although potentially this could refer to some kind of white tea leaf) are commonly used.
Most people drink tea with milk so in practice, just "tea" will suffice. If you want it without milk, you're best to say "tea without milk", "black tea", "tea, black", "tea, no milk" etc.
It's also best to say "with sugar" or "no sugar" too, or else you might not get it to your taste!
I recently, frequently, heard "milk tea" used in India. I think this is some kind of mis-translation from British English which has entered common useage.
In the audio, only four words are audible.
This sentence can be EASILY pronounced with all the SIX WORDS CLEARLY AUDIBLE.
I am learning French, but think that if this is genuine French pronunciation, then may be it's time for CHANGE.
Any language MUST be pronounced in a way that EACH AND EVERY WORD is CLEARLY AUDIBLE. If that's not the case, language pronunciation needs modification!!!
Intent of a language is EASY COMMUNICATION with each and everyone on the planet.