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"Dogs eat bread."

December 17, 2012

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Isn't "Les chiens" "The dogs"? Shouldn't "dogs" be "des chiens"?

December 17, 2012

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It's "les" because you are talking about ALL dogs. If you had a large group of dogs but were discussing an undefined amount of dogs you would say "des". If you were talking about a defined amount of dogs you would again use "les".

In this case you are supposed to be saying that "(All) Dogs (in existence) eat bread".

December 28, 2012
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