"J'ai du lait et du vin."

Translation:I have milk and wine.

February 28, 2013



Milk and wine? Sounds like a party at your place!

March 6, 2015


So gross. It's like having a hotdog with toothpaste as a sauce

May 30, 2018


Dont knock it till you try it, ive knocked that toothpaste for you though

August 7, 2018


Yes XD

July 1, 2017


Question: why is it "I have milk and wine" instead of "I have SOME milk and SOME wine." I get confused when du/des = some and when it does not.

March 12, 2015


Du- Used for masculine singular noun. De la- Used for feminine singular noun. De l' - Used for vowels.( a,e,i,o,u,h) { in french "h" is also a vowel} Des- Used for plurals. I hope this helps you :-)

April 11, 2015


Either sentence should be fine; it's just that some is optional in English and in most contexts wouldn't be stated.

January 24, 2016


Same here

January 2, 2016


You are correct, it is the difference between American grammar and English grammar, I find it awkward as well.

May 2, 2018


I think it's similar to having the subject in some sentences where the "some" in this case is understood but it's not necessary, though both are correct

February 7, 2019


Ya me too

February 9, 2019


i pronounce very well, but the computer won't take it ...

June 28, 2013


Me too

March 2, 2015


So does Joey, but Pheobe won't understand.

June 18, 2018


Wow, those are about as far apart on the drink spectrum as you can get.

January 27, 2015


Right? Crazy combination.

September 19, 2015


i always mix up how to pronounce Je and j'ai.

February 28, 2013


"Je" sounds like "Jer" (following the sound "her") whereas "J'ai" sounds like "Jay" (following the sound "Play").

February 11, 2014


There is no 'r' sound in "je". Listen to this site:

March 5, 2015


There's also no 'r' sound in 'her' in several accents, like the British.

January 24, 2016


Regardless, the vowel is more that of the a in about than the e(r) in her

January 24, 2016


I am English. We absolutely do pronounce the r of her. Thinking about it, the sound is I think sometimes slightly lighter/shorter in the word hair (as in on your head, etc). By the way, as far as I am aware there is never an r sound with Je. There is a link above for forvo but perhaps a moderator could give an easy phonetic.

June 16, 2018


The discussion started when @Littlestrike was comparing the vowel — and only the vowel — in the English word "her" with the vowel of the French word "je", which are quite similar. The -r was not in the discussion until @tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN mentioned it, possibly because he misunderstood what the original poster (OP) wanted to say. The -r is irrelevant to this discussion as @AmbassadorTigger said.

What I said just tries to give support to what OP tried to say, but maybe it failed.

Anyway, you're right, there's no -r in "je".

About the phonetic part, those words are expressed phonetically as follows:

  • her — UK stressed /ˈhɜː(ɹ)/ ; UK unstressed /ə(ɹ)/

  • je — /ʒə/

As you can see, the vowel is the same when unstressed.

June 20, 2018


Just think that a sentence with "j'ai" wouldn't make sense with "je". "Je du lait et du vin" = "I milk and wine". See, doesn't make sense.

February 5, 2014


I had that problem too so I went with the context. "Je du lait" didn't make much sense to me.

October 29, 2014


anyone else wondering what kind of parties the people at Duolingo go to with all this milk and wine in every example?

October 4, 2016


And their favorite colors must be red and black because that's all I ever see. It would be nice to have more variety.

October 4, 2016


i think i saw the words "blue" and "grey" before... once...

October 8, 2016


Exactly. Reinforcement of those colors would be nice.

October 11, 2016


No.... nope.... please no.... do NOT..... ok. You did it. What did i say? Now my wine is ruined.

June 12, 2017


Is there a pronunciation difference between "vin" and "vent"? Google translate thinks there is but its pronunciation of "vent" is exactly the same as "vin" in DL. Certainly I heard "J'ai du lait et du vent" (which i think actually makes more sense than having milk and wine)

July 8, 2018


Yes. The vowel in vin is a nasal è /ɛ̃/ while the vowel in vent is a nasal â (for those who distinguish it from a by pronouncing it further back) /ɑ̃/.

July 8, 2018


Merci beaucoup

August 10, 2018


When should you say du in front of the food/drink you're talking about and when do you say de?

November 17, 2018


I wrote that but saud i was wrong hmmmm

January 15, 2019
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