When dealing with plural nouns , we have been referring to ‘ des’ to say ‘some’ in French.
However, ‘ some’ can be translated as:
or even ‘ de’ depending on the context.
Have a look at the words in the photo. Do they give you a clue as to how the word for ‘some’ changes in French?
Let’s go step by step here.
De+ Le=Of the.
This takes on the idea of ‘some’.
We eat (some) of the cake= we eat some cake.
De + l’=De l’
De + les=Des
Consider the word ‘pain’.
Le pain=bread in French
Du pain= Some Bread
La confiture= Jam
De la confiture=Some Jam
De l’eau= Some water