you said that we use des only with countable nouns, does that means that uncountable nouns are treated as singular in french ?

RenwaA1Kwiziq community member

you said that we use des only with countable nouns, does that means that uncountable nouns are treated as singular in french ?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Renwa,

You will use du, de la, de l' (some) for uncountable nouns which are singular articles: 

J'ai de la confiture d'abricot, si vous préférez? = I have some apricot jam if you prefer?

Il y a du bon chocolat dans le placard. = There is some good chocolate in the cupboard.

Nous avons de l'argent à changer en arrivant. We have some money to change on arrival.

Hope this helps!

JuneA2Kwiziq community member
What about "des fruits"? is "fruits" here countable or uncountable? 
CécileKwiziq team member

That's an interesting question June...

In French fruit is very countable -

We say for instance:

"Tu veux un fruit?"  which would translate in English as, "Do you want a piece of fruit"

or

J'ai des fruits comme dessert I have (some) fruit for dessert

Hope this helps!

you said that we use des only with countable nouns, does that means that uncountable nouns are treated as singular in french ?

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