Les Articles Partitifs

These articles determine an unspecified quantity of liquid, food, or other items that are not countable. They precede nouns in French and although English articles have no equivalent for the partitive articles, loosely translated, they mean any or some.

Les Articles


  • to talk about an uncountable object or one without a determined quantity

Je veux préparer du thé

Elle ajoute de l’huile

  • to talk about moral characters

Tu as de la confiance

J’ai du courage

  • after the verb faire

Nous faisons de la piano

  • with abstract nouns after verbs like falloir

Il faut du courage (You need courage.)

Read about French Articles here

Read about Singular and Plural nouns here

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