I learned that the difference here is:
faire les courses = grocery shopping
faire des courses = running errands (still not leisure shopping but includes things like pharmacy, dry cleaning, dog to groomer etc.j
Is this correct?
'Faire les courses' is to go shopping, usually for grocery but not exclusively it will be in the shops you find on the high street. You would use 'faire des courses' if you had some shopping to do.
e.g. "Demain, je fais les courses et on part en weekend ..."
"J'ai des (quelques) courses à faire ce matin. Je dois passer au supermarché et à la pharmacie...."
Hope this helps!
Ah that helps, it's like our Scottish expression "to do the messages" which kinda means shopping out of neccessity rather than want. 'Enhanced' grocery shopping if you like
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