why on earth you call "des" a partitiff? it is so confusing. it is in fact the indefinite article. McGraw Hill's French books goes like this
When a plural adjective precedes a plural noun, the indefinite article des
usually shortens to de/d’, as you may have noticed in the previous chart.
de grandes autos
de nouvelles idées
(some) big cars
(some) new ideas
(some) other friends
However, colloquial French often retains des before the plural.
Ce sont des bons copains! They’re good pals!
p.s. by the way, partitive is used only for uncountable nouns, amis and copains are obviously countable.
@Arsen - The partitive article is not only used for uncountables - it also applies to vague or unspecified quantities of 'countables'. Just one of many other sources that agree with this: https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/french-indefinite-and-partitive-articles/
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