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How to say "of (a country)" in French

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I'm wondering if, for example "The capital of France" would be "La capitale de la France" or "La capitale de France."

2 years ago

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I think it'd be "La capitale de la France" because most country names always include an appropriate definite article.

2 years ago

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Hi ! Yes, If you ask "Quelle est la capitale de la France" , you will respond "La capitale de la france est Paris" But you can also hear some people say "La capitale de France est Paris" .. And I think both are correct in spoken language!

How to say "of (a country)" in French - Comment dire "d'un (pays) en fran├žais

Nous parlons d'un pays Anglais - We talk about an English country

and in french we say 'un pays' (de + un = d'un) or 'le pays' ( de + le = du)

Vous parlez de quel pays ? Nous parlons du Cameroun ..

Which country are you talking about? We are talking about Cameroon

2 years ago

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It's fairly easy, except for France itself. Other countries either require an article or don't, but France is weird. Usually "of France" is "de la France", while "from France" or "about France" is "de France", but there are a number of exceptions in the case of France, e.g. "roi de France".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anniesse

if it is a masculine noun, "du pays = of country" and "d'un pays= de + un= of a country". if it is a feminine noun, " de la France= de France= of France" both is correct.

2 years ago
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