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L' Le La

when do you use L' instead of la or le?

August 14, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

L' comes before a vowel sound like in "l'arbre" (the tree) or "l'hôtel" (the hotel, with a silent h in French). You can use it with either gender--just make sure to also memorize the gender of the nouns, since you'll need it for other constructions. (Those are both masculine, for example.)

August 14, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/gualberrto

The explanation of anomalocaris is correct. But it refers to cases where the noun is masculin. 'La' is used before a feminin noun. For example: 'la maison' and ' la fille'.

August 14, 2012
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