In French, you use "the" for the newspaper you read everyday by example.
Tous les jours, je lis le journal = Everyday, I read the newspaper.
If you go to a bookstore, and there's several newspaper, "tu lis un journal" = you read a newpaper.
Ils is "they', in a masculine context meaning a group of boys or men. What I just learnt though is even if there is one girl/woman in the group (they/Ils) is still reffered to as Ils. Because what is masculine overrides.
Anyone know why journal and newspaper are acceptable in the answer for this here question? Journal does not mean newspaper in english.. But there are journalist journaling in newspapers.. Might i have just answered my own question?