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Hi des de la d’l countable and du Countable and non countable. I get du lait and du csfe. But missed de la plague. Can’t count sand. ?? Merci

KimberleyA1Kwiziq community member

Hi des de la d’l countable and du Countable and non countable. I get du lait and du csfe. But missed de la plague. Can’t count sand. ?? Merci

Asked 8 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Kimberley,

'sable' is not really countable in French. See examples below:

J'achète du sable = I buy sand

Il y a trois sacs de sable there are three bags of sand

Voici trois grains de sable here are three grains of sand 

J'aime marcher dans le sable chaud = I like to walk on warm sand

J'ai traversé les sables brûlants du désert = I crossed the burning sands of the desert

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Kimberley,

No you cannot count sand  --> sable in French

We find sable on the plage (beach)

Hope this answers your question.

Jim

Hi des de la d’l countable and du Countable and non countable. I get du lait and du csfe. But missed de la plague. Can’t count sand. ?? Merci

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