Des/Les

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Des/Les

"les vêtements colorés"

"des vêtements sombre"

I don't get the difference.

Thanks

Asked 4 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Gary,

Je porte des vêtements colorés -> I wear (some) colourful clothes (in the general sense)

Je porte les vêtements colorés  -> I wear (all of them / the) colourful clothes (being very specific as in "I'm wearing the clothes that someone brought over" for example )

 "I prefer dark clothes" can be translated by both following options here:

Je préfère les habits sombres -> les = generalising - all of them

Je préfère des habits sombres -> des = some - it could be replaced by "un" as "des" is an indefinite plural article

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Des/Les

"les vêtements colorés"

"des vêtements sombre"

I don't get the difference.

Thanks

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