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When to use El, Da, or De?

I've been confused recently on when to use el, da, or de. Are there certain rules for each use?

October 13, 2019

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

"El" essentially means "from" or "made out of".

"Da" is used to show quantity. Glaso da vino = Glass of wine

"De" is to show a more generic relationship. La koloro de la flago = The colour of the flag


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

This can be very confusing and it took me quite a while to figure out.

El means "out of" (either a place or made out of a substance). It is extremely helpful to think of it as the opposite of en.

Da is after a quantity of a substance. However, you say el when you are referring to some elements of a group.

De is for possession or meanings of "from" that are not translated as "out of". It is the opposite of al and ĝis.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Franz-Ebersburg

"Da" is used to show quantity:

Multe da akvo;

Iom da oro:

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