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Articles : le , la , un , une , e.t.c.

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Article . . . male . female . plural . . meaning
Definite . . . le . . . la . . . . . . les . . . . . the
Indefinite . . un . . une . . . . des . . . . a

when le or la appears in front of a noun that starts with a vowel or silent ' h ' , the vowel in le or la disappears, and is replaced by ' . This is known as an elision. i.e. l'homme , l'enfant

  • du : some.
    Article . . . . . male . . . . . . . . . . . female . . . . . . . . plural . . meaning
    Partitive . . du ♫ / de l' . . de la♫ / de l'. . des ♫ . . . some

Elision also has an affect on du , which is why you also get:
de l'aéroport. . Un aéroport is a masculine noun.
Découvrez l' environnement de l'Aéroport Cannes : Discover the region around Cannes airport.

The french article needs to agree with the noun it modifies. As a general rule in french, there is an article in front of every noun, unless you use another type of determiner, such as :
possessive adjectives : mon, ton, etc.
demonstrative adjectives : ce, cette, etc.

It is highly recommended to learn the article alongside learning each noun.

You will have noticed that due to liaison, if you just learn the Definite article, when a liaison occurs, you can't tell whether it is a male classified noun or a female one. In those cases particularly when a noun starts with a vowel, I recommend learning the indefinite article using un and une.

Can someone have a go at simply explaining why you things like "de la soupe". I have had it explained before - but I just can't think how to say it at the moment.

May 22, 2014

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