des vs les (retry)


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26 February 2017

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des vs les (retry)

From a recent writing challenge: "It was an excellent exhibition, and she was even able to taste local specialties!" "c'était une exposition magnificent et elle a même pu goûter LES spécialités locales !" I had expected DES rather than LES here, would you please explain?


Kwiziq language super star

10 March 2017


Bonjour Joakim ! Actually here, I would say that both "des" and "les" would be acceptable, albeit bringing a slight nuance of meaning: "les spécialités locales" would mean she tried them all, as a general group. "des spécialités locales" would mean she tried some of them. I've now added the second option to the writing challenge :) Merci et à bientôt ! PS: it would be very helpful if you could mention which week of challenges you're referring to, and if possible which level :)

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