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LisaAnn



Joined: 01 Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:51 pm    Post subject: Bonjour! Reply with quote

Hi all, I'm new.

I am so excited to find this forum! I think it'll be a great help in learning french.

My moms side of the family is fluently french, although english is the more dominant language.

My french knowledge is a little mixed up. I can read french pretty well and understand at least 60-75% of it, but when I try to put thoughts into sentances I usually get tongue tied. My main point of trouble lately seems to be knowing when to use "de" "du" and "du la", and when to conjugate what verb when using two verbs in a sentance. (example: "Je voudrais fermer la porte") (is that correct? haha)

Anyway, looking forward to getting to know some of you Smile
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Rob



Joined: 17 Apr 2005
Posts: 117
Location: United States

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

De
De has a lot of meanings. It can mean from, by, of, with, to (infront of an infinitive), and about.

Du
Du is de + le together, giving it the meaning of "of the", "about the", "from the", and it also can mean some.

De la
De la is the same thing as Du except it is used when a feminine noun is present. It can also be used for some.

Des
Des is the samething as du and de la except it is de + les. It can also be used for some. Des can also be put infront of plural nouns. "J'ai des enfants". (I have kids). Notice that des isn't translated into English. You can also translate that sentence as "I have some kids".
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mad



Joined: 06 Nov 2005
Posts: 69
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bien expliqué!
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