As in English, in French the indefinite article refers to a noun which has not been specifically identified. Note that the plural form “some” is frequently omitted in English, but must always be included in French.
- J’ai acheté des pêches et des poires.
- I bought peaches and pears.
The indefinite article must also be included before a noun followed by de + a singular abstract noun which is qualified.
- Elle a une mère d’une tolérance exceptionnelle.
- Her mother is exceptionally tolerant. (Literally: She has a mother of exceptional tolerance.)
- Il est d’une patience admirable.
- He has admirable patience. (Literally: He is of an admirable patience.)
So sorry for the very short post this week. I’ve been very sick with the flu this week and forgot all about planning, but I am doing much better now. 🙂
As always, have a great week, everyone, and stay healthy!
Merci à vous !