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Les éléphantes or les éléphants?

May 22, 2012

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/karuli

A female elephant is "une éléphante." A group of female elephants is "les éléphantes." A group of female and male elephants is "les éléphants" because mixed gender groups take the male spelling by default.

May 29, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/SarangSheth

shouldnt it be l'éléphants??

December 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/fr224

The L with the apostrophe is used when the word starts with a vowel, like a, e, i, o, u, or sometimes h or y, so you are technically correct. However, L' is overruled when the word is plural. Then, you always use les.

December 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/welcometobutt

the words remain seperate when you use 'les.'

"les enfants"

December 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Heather_Watkins

"Un éléphant" becomes "les éléphants".

May 22, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/Alvalad

See karuli's answer

July 24, 2012
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