Definite, indefinite and partitive articles (the, a, some)
Definite articles le, la, les (the): used when talking about a specific thing, something already identified, or all of it (in a general sense).
Les légumes sont bons pour la santé. Vegetables are good for the health (all vegetables, health in absolute terms).
Je voudrais un café. I’d like a coffee (not two coffees).
Maurice fait souvent des cauchemars. Maurice often has nightmares.
Victor a de la volonté. Victor is willpowered (literally ‘Victor has some drive’).
Beaucoup de frites. A lot of fries.
Trois cent grammes de beurre. Three hundred grams of butter.
Pas de chance ! Bad luck!
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