Nous rêvions de cartes au trésor.

ThaliaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Nous rêvions de cartes au trésor.

I was wondering why it's "de" and not "des" in this sentence? I know that if there was an adjective before "cartes," then you'd use "de" (de bonnes cartes), but I can't figure out why it is used here instead of "des".  Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.  

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi T and Anne,

The preposition ‘de’ is part of the verb -

Rêver de quelque chose=to dream of something

So if you said -

Nous rêvions des cartes au trésor= we dreamed of the treasure maps ( mentioned ) 

In this case it is -

We dreamed of treasure maps=nous rêvions de cartes au trésor ( unspecific)

Hope this helps!

AnneC1Kwiziq community member

I have the same question!

Nous rêvions de cartes au trésor.

I was wondering why it's "de" and not "des" in this sentence? I know that if there was an adjective before "cartes," then you'd use "de" (de bonnes cartes), but I can't figure out why it is used here instead of "des".  Merci d'avance pour votre réponse.  

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
I'll be right with you...