We translated "I would like some toast" by " Je voudrais du toast" because "some" implies an undefined quantity. However, your webpage says that the correct answer is: "Je voudrais un toast". To us, this means: "I would like a toast". Could you please let us know if we are wrong?
Freeform Writing Exercise A1
All the answers given are -
un / des toast (s)
du pain grillé
une / des tartine (s) de pain grillé
Je voudrais du toast
isn't possible as 'toast' is countable unlike pain which would be
Hope this helps!
Interesting! I wonder if the word toast is getting confused with a "drink in honour...."
Although in my experience "toast" is understood to be "pain grillé" but is also accepted and understood in the parts of France that I have visited.
Hope this helps.
To me (native English speaker), I read this sentence as "I would like some toast" where "toast" is an unspecific (uncounted, like "pain") amount of toast so I used "du". If the sentence were "I would like a piece of toast", I would have used "un".
A similar case would be "I would like some soup" vs "I would like a bowl of soup." How would these two sentences be translated?
"Je voudrais de la soupe" and "Je voudrais un bol de soupe"?
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