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Je n'aime pas des or je n'aime pas de?

I know often after "pas" le, la and les change to de......for plural would it change to de?

Example "je n'aime pas des citrons, des poires et des aubergines" or ""je n'aime pas de citrons, des poires et des aubergines"

September 30, 2017

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

Both are wrong in this case.

It should be: "je n'aime pas les citrons, les poires et les aubergines"

"Je n'ai pas de citrons" is correct [I don't have (any, non specific) lemons]
"Je n'ai pas les citrons" is correct [I don't have the (specific) lemons]

"Je n'aime pas les citrons" is correct [I don't like lemons (all the lemons, or lemons in general but it could also mean specific lemons depending on context)]


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prenom.Pierre

C'est Fayke qui donne la meilleure rééponse.


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

If it's negative, it's always de, regardless of whether it's plural or not. Both of them are wrong.

It's: Je n'aime pas de citrons, de poires, et d'aubergines.


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

I think this is incorrect and that Fayke's comment is accurate.

The 'always "de" in negative statements rule' is not true for the direct object of a verb of appreciation (eg 'aimer') or dislike (eg détester). In those cases a definite article is used.

Look at Fayke's examples again and you will see that illustrated.

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