how to differenciate between partitif and contracte articles????

akanksh

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20 March 2019

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how to differenciate between partitif and contracte articles????

This question relates to:
French lesson "À + le = au, à + les = aux, de + le = du, de + les = des (contractions of articles)"

Chris

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22 March 2019

22/03/19

A partitive article is just one instance when you would use a definite article, precceded by de. It contracts like it normally would in other instances:

Donnez-moi les lunettes, svp. -- Give me the glasses, please. (simple definite article)J'ai besoin des lunettes. -- I need glasses. (partitive article: des = de + les)Vous pensez des lunettes? -- Are you thinking of glasses? (normal contraction)

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