I have been reading the responses to the questions below. Am I correct to assume that the way to use the indefinite articles with negation is if it's a general statement?
J'aime ni le café ni le thé
Je veux ni fromage ni oignon
Yes, in general you omit the definite article in a ne..ni..ni phrase, but if you use it, it becomes a general negation. This follows the same pattern as with, e.g., the verb "aimer".
Thank you Chris so I also use it only with the verb aimer as well for the general statement? Is there any other verbs that would be okay to use besides aimer as a word for a general statement?
Hm, good question. Off the cuff I would say "sentir" is another one. It probably applies to all verbs of feeling. A qualified input from a native speaker would be appreciated, though.
J'aime le café. -- I like coffee.Je sens le café. -- I smell coffee.Je déteste le café. -- I hate coffee.etc.
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