Makeup and cosmetics

Vocabulary related to cosmetics.

Vocab

Du mascara Mascara
Du fard à paupières Eyeshadow
Du blush Blush
Se raser de près To have a close shave
De l'eye-liner Eye-liner
De la laque Hairspray
Un bijou A piece of jewellery
Le maquillage The make-up

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BaongocA1Kwiziq community member

Hello, I don't understand why do we have to use du - de la for the comestics?

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Not just for cosmetics, pretty much for everything if you don't specify a concrete quantity. This grammatical rule is called the partitive article. Here is the corresponding lesson:

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/du-de-la-de-l-are-used-to-express-some-or-any-partitive-articles

 

Hello, I don't understand why do we have to use du - de la for the comestics?

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