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10 June 2016
How to distinguish between partitive articles du, de la, de l' ,des and FROM.
They both contain the word "DE".
This question relates to:French lesson "Using du, de la, de l', des to express some or any (partitive articles)"
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Bonjour Zubair !
That's a very good remark, and it works for the partitive articles (some), for "from the", but also "of the" which are both expressed with "DE + definite article" in French.The answer I can give you is that context is the only way to differenciate them.
Here are some examples to practice :)1- Je mange du pain. (I eat [some] bread. -> partitive)2- J'ai sauté du bateau. (I jumped from the boat.)3- J'aime la sœur du facteur. (I love the postman's sister -> the sister of the postman)
I hope that's helpful!À bientôt !
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