I encountered the sentence "j'en ai encore des frissons" in a Babbel lesson.

My understanding is that "en" is used to replace a partitive article and noun.

But "des frissons" has not been removed; what purpose does "en" serve here?

  • It would not replace frissons but something that has been mentioned before that. So you need to quote more of the text. I doubt it replaces here article + noun (As in As-tu du pain ? Oui, j'en ai.), it probably replaces part of a sentence. Does the answer to this question help you ?
    – None
    Commented Jul 18, 2021 at 17:45
  • I'm the question it's marked a duplicate of, it's indicated that en isn't used to replace a partitive article and noun but rather to mean "this." Not a usage of en I've learned.
    – nCardot
    Commented Jul 20, 2021 at 19:40
  • en is a word that can mean lots of things. frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/… ; lawlessfrench.com/grammar/en-adverbial-pronoun
    – None
    Commented Jul 21, 2021 at 6:44


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