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Why can’t you say’.. envie du chocolat ‘. In your grammas section you do say that ‘de’ should be contracted according to number and gender

Nicola S.C1Kwiziq community member

Why can’t you say’.. envie du chocolat ‘. In your grammas section you do say that ‘de’ should be contracted according to number and gender

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Nicola,

You can use 'du / de la / des' with 'envie de' if you wish to be specifict. 

J'ai envie de chocolat I want chocolate -> general / unspecific 

J'ai envie du chocolat que tu as acheté ce matin I want the chocolate that you bought this morning -> specific

Here's an excellent explanation from our Q&A forum about this specific topic: 

envie de / avoir besoin de

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Why can’t you say’.. envie du chocolat ‘. In your grammas section you do say that ‘de’ should be contracted according to number and gender

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