"de la soupe" vs. "la soupe"

Why can I not say, "je mange la soupe" instead of "je mange de la soupe"?

September 3, 2012

  • "I eat soup" --> "Je mange de la soupe" (some soup or soup in general)
  • "I eat the soup" --> "Je mange la soupe" (this speciefied soup)
September 3, 2012

Clear and well-put. Thanks, Hugo. :-)

September 3, 2012
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