I have got a sentence.

Il faut acheter de l'eau et de café.

My question is why l'eau has gotten an articles after de but café did not receive any and if it is possible to add the article to it too.

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    Are you it is not a typo? I'd say Il faut acheter de l'eau et du café. (De+le contract into du).
    – Dimitris
    May 19, 2020 at 22:29
  • I actually saw it on the Internet. This might be case. Appreciated your input.
    – Hypothesis
    May 19, 2020 at 22:33

1 Answer 1


No native speaker but I'd say that it is most possibly a typo.

Il faut acheter de l'eau et du[1] café.

[1] De+le contract into du (search for article partitif).

  • I accepted your answer my good sir.
    – Hypothesis
    May 19, 2020 at 22:38

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