— Found French (@foundfrench) November 6, 2015
There is a good reason why I’m asking these specific questions. These are the ones that most people often get wrong. If you’d like to see the previous “poll” that I posted on Twitter, you can see it here: c’est un vs. il est.
The above isn’t a reflection of what is correct. It’s not an opinion poll, after all. The correct answer was actually the least popular one:
Tu as de beaux yeux. ✓
Tu as des beaux yeux. ✗
I understand that if this is the first time that you’ve ever heard of this that you will think it looks pretty funky. I agree. I’m still getting used to it.
If the adjective comes before the noun, des becomes de
|You have toes. ➝ Tu as des orteils. (no adjective)|
|adjective: You have beautiful toes. ➝ Tu as de beaux orteils. (adjective before the noun)|
If you’re going to be creepy, at least have the decency to sound classy.
Again, this only applies to adjectives that are placed before the noun.
He offered dead flowers to her. ➝ Il lui a offert des fleurs fanées.
Explanation:Here, the adjective follows the noun that it modifies, so there’s no need to change des to de.