When to not use the articles?
In the second lesson, I've noticed these phrases:
"Adieu, les garcons!" and, "Bonjour, les filles!"
I guess I've never seen these uses before and it comes off awkward to me. Is there a specific explanation for this basic concept? More examples like these?
This is a bit complicated. Try the french.about.com article --> http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa082401.htm