Une Nourriture

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Une Nourriture

Not exactly related to the lesson but one of my quizzes had the sentence: “Je mangeais une nourriture très riche.”


I’m wondering why “une” was used here and not the partitive article “de la”, especially since it’s an unquantified amount of food? This was confusing to me.

Asked 10 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

The use of ‘une nourriture trés riche’ indicates that the speaker is considering the overall quality/nature of the foods (diet) they eat.

See references for examples under the definition : 

(2) ‘l’ensemble des substances qui servent d’aliment’ -   une nourriture saine, raffinée, abondante etc 

https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/A9N0739 

https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/nourriture/55114

Une Nourriture

Not exactly related to the lesson but one of my quizzes had the sentence: “Je mangeais une nourriture très riche.”


I’m wondering why “une” was used here and not the partitive article “de la”, especially since it’s an unquantified amount of food? This was confusing to me.

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