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no, because when using an article (le, la, de, du, etc.) with a word that starts with a vowel or 'h' you must use the l apostrophe.
The h is silent in french if its the beginning of a word, so the vowel sound requires a "l' "
Thanks french-phoenix. That pronunciation happens in other languages too. I couldnt figure out what the woman was saying at first, it sounded like ''lom-ey'' or something around that. And 'o' seems to be pronounced 'aw'.
The french language really likes the flow of their words so when putting two vowels or a vowel and "h" together just doesnt sound correct. It's very odd.
Why doesnt duo have lessons on not only the language but the rules and grammar as well? I am taking German, French and Spanish and I learned half of the stuff I know from the comments.
There are Tips and Notes in the lessons. But you have to use a PC to access them from every exercise and on every Skill's main page.
Le homme is incorrect. A silent H is treated as a vowel. When there is a vowel or silent h at the beginning of the next word, le or la changes to l'
H is not a vowel, it is a consonant.
Yet it never produce any sound in French (it is always mute).
Just as you would not say "a hour" but "an hour", the French do not say "le homme" but "l'homme", so that the language flows better. Pronunciation: LOM
However, some French words starting with an H do keep the full article, for instance "le héros". In this case, even though the H is still mute, it works as a barrier before the next vowel sound. Pronunciation: LUH ERO
It is not a complete sentence. As such you can chose whether or not to capitalise.
le, la, and l' all mean the. so what you've written is "the the man"
Le for masculine, La for feminine, and they both become l' if the next word starts with a vowel, or vowel sound.