When des becomes de

French Grammar tips with Frantastique.
Learn French online and test Frantastique for free.

When des becomes de

Following adverbs of quantity such as trop, pas assez, beaucoup, plein, énormément, etc, the article des becomes de.
J’ai des boutons J’ai plein de boutons. I have pimples / acne I have a lot of pimples / acne.
Il a des problèmes Il a beaucoup de problèmes. He has problems He has plenty of problems.
Note: When it precedes a vowel or word starting with a vowel sound, de becomes d’.
J’ai des amis je n’ai pas assez d’amis I have friends I don’t have enough friends.
Vous mangez des abricots vous mangez trop d’abricots. You are eating apricots You are eating too many apricots.

Go deeper...

Learn more about French grammar with us. Still having difficulties with 'When des becomes de'? Want to improve your French? Test our online French lessons and receive a free level assessment!

Tips for learning 'When des becomes de'? Share them with us!

Looking to improve French for beginners? Frantastique provides effective and fun training!