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!
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