uncountable nouns

TeclaC1Kwiziq community member

uncountable nouns

Bonjour,

Is there a lesson about uncountable nouns in french?

Partitive articles use with uncountable nouns, but it seems that not all the uncountable nouns in French are singular.

Such as the examples above, des animaux, des pommes. 

Can I say "J'ai de l'animal" instead of "J'ai des animaux", do they mean the same thing?

Merci bien.


Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tecla, 

Your example is countable, it would be -

J'ai un animal = I have one animal 

J'ai des animaux = I have animals

Take a look at the answers to the following question which will give you some examples of uncountable nouns -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/questions/view/you-said-that-we-use-des-only-with-countable-nouns-does-that-means-that-uncountable-nouns-are-treate

Hope this helps!

Tecla asked:View original

uncountable nouns

Bonjour,

Is there a lesson about uncountable nouns in french?

Partitive articles use with uncountable nouns, but it seems that not all the uncountable nouns in French are singular.

Such as the examples above, des animaux, des pommes. 

Can I say "J'ai de l'animal" instead of "J'ai des animaux", do they mean the same thing?

Merci bien.


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