Des and Les

AerynA0Kwiziq community member

Des and Les

I am still confused about whether should  I use Des or Les 

Je veux des bonbons
Je veux les bonbons

Why the second sentence wouldn't be correct? 

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Je veux des bonbons. -- I want (some) candy.
Je veux les bonbons. -- I want the candy.

The first sentence speaks about general candy, whereas the second one refers to a specific set of candy, e.g., the bonbons in the bowl on the table.

JennyB2Kwiziq community member

The first says I want some sweets

The second says I want the  sweets

JennyB2Kwiziq community member

The first says I want some sweets

The second says I want the  sweets

JennyB2Kwiziq community member

Use des if you want some sweets and les if you want all the sweets

Des and Les

I am still confused about whether should  I use Des or Les 

Je veux des bonbons
Je veux les bonbons

Why the second sentence wouldn't be correct? 

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