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Du, De la and Des

I still don't understand how to use the du,de la, and des..especially for the "des"

Example : du pain and des pains What is the different between them? Cause i think the both sentence mean "some breads"

May 8, 2020



du Masculine
de la Feminine
des Plural
de l' Masculine/Feminine starting with a vowel

du pain some breads
des pains some breads


So i can say je mange du pain and je mange des pains?


-du pain is "some bread" broadly speaking, as if you were saying de l'eau, du sucre (some water, some sugar). It's uncountable.

-Whereas des pains is implying that you are eating a certain amount of bread loafs. It's quantifiable.


Merci beacoup

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