Du vs. Des what's the difference?
I've been having trouble with the difference between du and des in French and I'm not sure when to use du or when to use des. Can someone please help?
Du is de + le (of + the) Here, the "the" is masculine singular.
So le chateau du Roi - the castle of the King.
Des is de + les (of + the) Here the "the" is plural, either masculine or feminine.
So la maison des enfants - the house of the children.
Du and des also mean "some" - the plurals of un/une like Ian said.
Je veux du beurre - I want some butter.
Je mange des oeufs - I eat some eggs.