en donnant des coups de poing dans le mur

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en donnant des coups de poing dans le mur

"by punching a wall" - how does this translate to the above and why? the phrase is "donner un coup de poing" so why is it "un" replaced with "des" here? and why is "dans le mur" when it says "punching A wall"?

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Donner des coups de poing dans le mur. -- To punch the wall. (lit.: to give the wall some punches.)

From this you see that des coups is the partitive.

en donnant des coups de poing dans le mur

"by punching a wall" - how does this translate to the above and why? the phrase is "donner un coup de poing" so why is it "un" replaced with "des" here? and why is "dans le mur" when it says "punching A wall"?

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