"I love salads."
Translation:Me encantan las ensaladas.
Since the meaning (I think) is that in GENERAL, I like salads, right? So then why is the article (las) required?
The article is required when you mean the subject of the sentence in general.
Cigarettes (in general) are dangerous. Los cigarrillos son peligrosos.
Life (in general) is beautiful. La vida es hermosa.
Because Duo's sentence uses encantar (a verb like gustar), "salads" is the subject of the sentence.
Salads (in general) are enchanting to me. Las ensaladas me encantan. Me encantan las ensaladas.
Thank you, Marcy. Let me say it back: When the subject is a generalization, the article is used....right?