Why dont we say "Il y a deS belles montagnes dans le Jura." ?

MeghnaA0Kwiziq community member

Why dont we say "Il y a deS belles montagnes dans le Jura." ?

Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, that's what you'd expect, normally. But when there is an adjective between des and the noun, turns into de. Gotta love the French and their language full of exceptions! :)

Here is the corresponding lesson: "Des" becomes " de/d' " in front of adjectives preceding nouns (French Partitive Articles)

BrentC1Kwiziq community member

Aha, that link is for a B1 lesson! No wonder I thought it was an error too. :) Thank you Chris.

Why dont we say "Il y a deS belles montagnes dans le Jura." ?

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