Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

French 1. What is the partitive? When discussing food, you need to be able to indicate whether you are talking about a whole item or some of an item.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "French 1. What is the partitive? When discussing food, you need to be able to indicate whether you are talking about a whole item or some of an item."— Presentation transcript:

1 French 1

2 What is the partitive? When discussing food, you need to be able to indicate whether you are talking about a whole item or some of an item. This is the partitive – use it when you are only having part of the item. EX: Je vais acheter une tarte. Tu veux de la tarte? Une tarte – a whole pie de la tarte – some of the pie

3 Partitive articles De + la = de la (no change) EX: Tu veux de la baguette? De + l = de l (no change) EX: Jaimerais de lail. (garlic) De + le = du EX: Jaimerais du jus dorange. De + les = des EX: Tu veux des œufs?

4 To say you want a WHOLE item (or several items) Use un, une or des EX: Je veux un pamplemousse, une orange et des croissants ce matin.

5 Exception to the Rule: Negatives: Any negative expression used with an indefinite (un/une/des) or a partitive article will change to simply de or d. EX: Je vais manger une pomme. Tu veux une pomme? Non, je ne veux pas de pomme. EX: Je mange des oeufs. Pas moi, je ne mange pas doeufs.


Download ppt "French 1. What is the partitive? When discussing food, you need to be able to indicate whether you are talking about a whole item or some of an item."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google