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

Les éléphantes or les éléphants?

May 22, 2012

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


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

shouldnt it be l'éléphants??


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


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

the words remain seperate when you use 'les.'

"les enfants"

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