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

"I eat the sugar."

March 13, 2013

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

i don't think your dentist will be thrilled


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/E2013Fr

Why not "Je mange du sucre"?


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

"the" translates in "le" and vice-versa.


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

When do you use "je mange du"?


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

when you get "I eat sugar", which means an undefined quantity of sugar, translated in French by the partitive construction with preposition de+ definite article:

je mange du sucre (du = contraction of de+le)

je mange de la soupe


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

Why isn't "sucre" feminine if it ends in e?


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

Not all words ending in -e are feminine. Genders are not determined by the actual form of the word, although there are a number of patterns you might find useful: http://french.about.com/od/grammar/a/genderpatterns.htm

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