FR: je voudrais une/de la salade - article

Tehami

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When ordering at a restaurant, can one say « Je voudrais de la salade niçoise. » Or, does it have to be « Je voudrais une salade niçoise. »?
 
  • Maître Capello

    Mod et ratures
    French – Switzerland
    As that niçoise salad is most likely on the menu, you want to order "one unit" of that starter dish. The indefinite article is therefore typically used. The partitive article would imply "some salad", "some undefined quantity of salad".
     
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