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Des vs De (Tip 1)

Often, I didn't understand some answers Duolingo provides me. When the answers had a plural noun, sometimes it preceds with << des > and sometimes with << de >.

So, I look around in some grammar sites and I found out, hope this can help some people who have the same doubts that I did.

Normally, a plural noun is preceded by << des > but when there is an adjective between the noun and the article undefined << des > becomes << de >.

For example:

  • des chaussures
  • des chaussures blanches
  • de grandes chaussures

By the way, I really think Duolingo should have a grammar tab with more informations, imho the most important think when learning a new language is grammar and that could be a priority than others no so essencial feature. Just my opnion.

And above all, I love Duolingo. Congratulations Duolingo team for the wonderfull

Tip 1: Des vs De
Tip 2: De vs Des/Un/Du/De la
Tip 3: Ce sont vs Ces sont

March 29, 2014

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cmiller7

This is a great Tip. I agree with you about the grammar tab. I also think they need a Vocab Tab. We can always learn more words. And that tab could be something that they would even let us fill in as very partial translation credit.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xaponeis

Thats true, hope they come back soon with vocabulary tab and brings us some news like a grammar tab!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

I give you heart. Keep on the good job.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xaponeis

Thanks PERCE :) I'll try to keep writing some articles with the most common mistakes...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PERCE_NEIGE

Yes, it's a good way to help and to train ourselves too. :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/khalid001

you are an excellent explainer .. merci a vous pour expliquer


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sschlump

The why is it un agent DE voyages and not des voyages

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