Indefinite article

Indefinite article

"I buy milk" -> « j'achète DU lait » French sometimes need articles that English can do without. Are they always used? Consider an informal shopping list: "To buy: bread, milk, carrots..." Would a native frenchman write « À acheter: du pain, du lait, des carottes...» ?
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AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Joakim ! In an informal shopping list - which would literally be a list of items - you could of course have just the items with or without the indefinite article: À acheter: (du) pain, (du) lait, ... À bientôt !

Indefinite article

"I buy milk" -> « j'achète DU lait » French sometimes need articles that English can do without. Are they always used? Consider an informal shopping list: "To buy: bread, milk, carrots..." Would a native frenchman write « À acheter: du pain, du lait, des carottes...» ?

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