"De bonnes fraises"

December 23, 2012


Des becomes de when the adjective is before the noun.

December 24, 2012

i think that "des" in this case refers to a belongings. "La nourriture des jeunes elephants"-the meal of young elephants.

January 3, 2013

Why isn't it "Des bonnes fraises"?

December 23, 2012

As a general rule, "des" becomes "de" in front of an adjective.

January 3, 2013

in a previous sentence the opposite was given i.e. de becomes des in front of an adjective (?)

April 18, 2013

Perhaps you misread the comment from the previous thread.

April 18, 2013
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Yes, but how do we know from pronunciation whether the speaker is referring to "some good strawberries" or "good strawberry" ?

May 2, 2013

in singular, it would have been "UNE bonne fraise".

May 12, 2013

Wouldn't the female form be "de la"?

June 11, 2013

No, "de la" is used with uncountable substances, like "de la soupe" and "de la" is necessarily singular.

strawberries are countable, so singular "une fraise", plural "des fraises"

now, if you add an adjective just after "des", it becomes "de"

June 13, 2013

Thanks for the explanation regarding de and des - much appreciated!

June 28, 2013
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