So if I want to say: "I like girls" I would have to say "J'aime les filles"???? I can't just say: "J'aime filles"? & cant I use the partitive here ?

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Bruno

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19 March 2019

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So if I want to say: "I like girls" I would have to say "J'aime les filles"???? I can't just say: "J'aime filles"? & cant I use the partitive here ?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using le, la, l', les before nouns when generalising (definite articles)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

19 March 2019

19/03/19

Hi Bruno,

Yes,

j'aime les filles

is correct...

Bruno

Kwiziq community member

19 March 2019

19/03/19

But is there an explanation for this??? Why do I have to use 'les'? 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

20 March 2019

20/03/19

Hi Bruno,

 As is said in the lesson -

"In English, we drop the when talking about things in general, but notice that in French, when talking about things in general or abstractly, you must use le, la, l', or les (the definite article). "

So you will say :

J'aime les filles, le chocolat, le football, ....

Hope this is clearer...

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