"An insect is an animal."
Translation:Un insecte est un animal.
un/une = "a" , like "a" cow or "a" horse.
Un is male, and une is female. "un" = "a male" horse, "une" = "A female" horse
le/la = the , like "the" cow or "the" horse.
le is male, and la is female
This is a very simplified explanation, so if your having trouble with the meaning, I suggest also using one of the above sources.</pre>
I like to pronounce them une = oon un = uhn
le = luh la= lah
You can also use google translate(" http://translate.google.com/ ") for hearing the pronunciation.
Hope this helped! :)