Du, dû

Du = de + le

As we cannot say “de le” when needed in French (basically when you need to use de with a definite article followed masculine noun), we contract both into the form of the article du.


  • Il me faut de le sucre et de la farine
    • Il me faut du sucre et de la farine


is the preterit form of the verb devoir in its masculine singular form (the accent disappears when in plural and/or feminin form – E.g. due, dus, dues).

E.g. J’ai dû changer de voiture

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