Vous mangez de la dinde à Noël ? - Non, on ne mange jamais ________ dinde à Noël. Do you eat turkey at Christmas? - No, we never eat turkey at Christmas.
Please explain why the answer is “de.” I know the partitive article becomes “de” in negative sentences. My confusion is why is it “de” and not “la?” I would think it’d be “la” because you’re talking about turkey in general. Is it a partitive article because the question uses a partitive article?Could you also ask: Vous mangez la dinde à Noël? Non, on ne mange jamais la dinde à Noël.
Is there a lesson/discussion link that addresses when to use the partitive vs the definite article? I haven’t been able to find one. Many thanks for your help!