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Kwiziq community member
9 January 2019
How do we know when "de" refers to "from" or partitive article "some"?
For example: "Marie achète du café"
Le café is a location and a drink.
Couldn't this sentence means both "Marie buys a coffee" and "Marie buys from the cafe"?
How do we know when "de" refers to "from" and when it refers to "some"?
This question relates to:French lesson "À + le = au, à + les = aux, de + le = du, de + les = des (contractions of articles)"
Kwiziq language super star
10 January 2019
‘Marie prend un café au Café ‘ would be ‘Marie is having a coffee in a Café.’
The use of ‘acheter’ can only mean she is a shop and buying some coffee.
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