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''Je n'ai pas mangé de viande depuis dix ans.'' means: I haven't eaten any meat for ten years. 

Could we also say "Je n'ai pas mangé la viande depuis dix ans" ?

Asked 9 months ago

Je n'ai pas mangé la viande depuis dix ans. -- I have not eaten the meat for 10 years. (??)

I don't know, you may be able to construct some scenario in which this would make sense but in general you won't hear it. And it sounds probably at least as strange in French as it does in English.

Articles (de oh

''Je n'ai pas mangé de viande depuis dix ans.'' means: I haven't eaten any meat for ten years. 

Could we also say "Je n'ai pas mangé la viande depuis dix ans" ?

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