"I like books."

Translation:J'aime les livres.

April 4, 2018



Why not j'aime des livres?

April 4, 2018


Because here "I like books" means "I like books in general" which is translated in french by "Les livres". "Des" means "some".

  • "Les lapins" = Rabbits (in general)

  • "Des lapins" = Some rabbits

April 4, 2018


I like the books does not specify particular books, therefore the answer is "J'aime des livres" I like books FULL STOP! It is impossible to see that I like books means books in general. You have a lot of this type of error/deliberate confusion!!!

June 27, 2018


The reason you choose "J'aime les livres" instead of "J'aime des livres" is because aimer is a verb of appreciation - to like. When ever you have an object following a verb of appreciation such as aimer, you use les instead of des.

July 30, 2018
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