"The child is drinking water."

Translation:L'enfant boit de l'eau.

March 10, 2013

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

Is the "de" absolutely necessary?

March 10, 2013

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

de l' is the partitive article for nouns that begin with a vowel / silent h.

If you say "L'enfant boit l'eau" that means "The child is drinking the water" since you are using the definite article.

March 11, 2013
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