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It’s almost Christmas. C’est presque jour J !

So let’s have another wee French tip this time about using « des » and « les ». This is something that can seem confusing, but if you think about it and see some examples, it becomes a little easier to digest.

Use des when you’re talking about more than one thing or person, but not about anything/one specific.

  • Achète des biscuits. Buy some cookies.
  • J’ai invité des voisins. I invited some neighbours.
  • J’ai des boutons partout ! I have pimples everywhere!
  • Est-ce que tu as des idées pour le cadeau de maman ? Do you have any ideas for mom’s present?

Use les when you’re talking about something specific.

  • J’ai invité les voisins d’en haut. I invited the neighbours from upstairs.
  • Passe-moi les biscuits. Pass the cookies.
  • Elle lui a donné les stylos. She game him the pens.
  • Les chats se sont échappés. The cats got away.

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