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De l'argent

Why does the French translation of 'he finds some money' take the de l' form? 'il trouve de l'argent' I'm not sure why but I have never understood it. Is it to avoid two vowel sounds?

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March 12, 2018



Is it to avoid two vowel sounds?

Exactly, the same reason why it's l'argent and not "le argent" or l'homme and not "le homme".

See more about the elision phenomenon here for example.


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