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When to use à la or au?

April 15, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

à la Before a feminine noun
au Before a masculine noun (au = à + le)
à l' Before any noun starting with a vowel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerbeaaars

thank you! this helped :))


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paris448405

When the noun is feminine use à la, but if the noun is muscular use au =( à+le)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

but if the noun is muscular use au

How can you tell a noun is muscular ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Manuel599019

You are going to have to use muscle memory for that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elleetudie

You just have to memorize it i guess


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

Actually my question was a joke, I was not expecting an answer but thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Summerstor5

MAJUSCULE !!!! Heh.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jojo553168

Majuscule ? or bold ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Summerstor5

Ah, bolded majuscule! C'est très "muscular".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elleetudie

Basically

if the noun you're trying to describe is feminine, then you say "a la"

if the noun is masculine, instead of saying "a le" you would say "au"

Hope that helped :P

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