The partitive and the definite article DE LA, DES, DU, DE L LE, LA, LES, L PAS DE
LIKES AND DISLIKES When you are talking about what you like and dont like, use – LE, LA, LES, L Because then it will mean that you like or dont like that thing, in general.
For Example: If I say: – Je naime pas les haricots verts. What Im saying is that I dont like green beans, in general. If I say: – Jadore les crevettes. Im letting you know that Iike shrimp, in general
Some In order to get across the idea of some, use the partitive – this is adding de DU, DE LA, DES OR DE L You use this when talking about what you will buy, eat, order, etc. where you dont want all of it in the whole world, just SOME of it.
For Example If I tell you: – Je vais acheter du pain. You know Im buying SOME bread – not all the bread in the whole world – because I used du (de + le) instead of just le. And Passe-moi du poulet tells you to pass me some chicken, not all of it.
Just de Use just DE after a pas (except when talking about liking and disliking). – Je ne veux pas de lait. – I dont want ANY milk. Or after a quantity. – Je voudrais un litre de fromage and une livre de fromage.
Try some! But be careful. If you get one wrong, you have to start all over!