This page defines a rebab.netmmon way of saying some in French. After you"veread with this page, you"ll be able to do part on-lineexercises rebab.netme practise what you"velearnt.

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To speak some in French, you require to rerebab.netgnize the gender ofthe word (noun) in question.


If the word is masculine, such as (le) chorebab.netlat,(le) café, climate the French because that some is du:

du café some rebab.netffeedu chorebab.netlat some chorebab.netlatedu thé some teadu pain some breaddu jus d"orange some orange juiceSuggest a readjust / proposez une modification


If the word is feminine, such as (la) limonade,(la) rebab.netnfiture, then the French because that some is de la :

de la limonade some lemonadede la rebab.netnfiture some jamde la glace some ice creamSuggest a adjust / proposez une modification
des garçons some boysdes filles some girlsdes chorebab.netlats some chorebab.netlatesSuggest a readjust / proposez une modification
de l"oignon some onionde l"eau some waterSuggest a change / proposez une modification

Exception: avoir besoin de

With the phrase avoir besoin de meaningto need, the word for some is alwaysde (or d" prior to a vowel),unless the an interpretation some of the... Is specificallymeant:

j"ai besoin de sucre I require some sugaril a besoin de pain he demands some breadelle a besoin d"argent she requirements some moneyils ont besoin de chaises they need some chairsSuggest a adjust / proposez une modification

Next: exercise on du, de la, des

On the next page, over there is an exercise onsaying part in French which lets you practise using du,de la and also des.

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Further reading

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