Hello - I don't understand why we're talking about 'faire des tartes' when we started off with 'un gâteau and finished with 'la tarte'

LynneC1

Hello - I don't understand why we're talking about 'faire des tartes' when we started off with 'un gâteau and finished with 'la tarte'

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Lynne, 

We use the term 'gâteau' very loosely in French , it means a 'pâtisserie' , so 'faire un gâteau' is rather to bake...

So it could be a tarte, a gaufre, a meringue,galette etc...

Hope this helps!

LynneC1

Cécile thank you for getting back so quickly - but! That wasn't really my question - its about the use of des - when the 2 other references are to a singular gâteau or tarte - some tartes as opposed to a tarte! 

CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Lynne,

Thanks for the clarification , the change of article didn’t strike me as odd when I did the exercise ....I think that ‘s what would happen naturally when speaking.

LynneC1

OK - merci!

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