Definite Articles


French Definite Articles

In this lesson you’ll learn how to say the definite articles in French. The definite article is simply the word for, “the”. Here’s how you do it:

* Put “le” before a masculin noun. Example:
le garçon
* Put “la” before a feminin noun. Example:
la voiture
* Put les before a plural noun (masculin or feminin). Examples
Les voitures.
* Put l’ before a masculine or feminine noun starting with a vowel. Examples:
l’hôtel

In this lesson I give lots of sample sentences using both masculine, feminine and plural nouns. I’ve broken them down by gender in the table below.

MASCULINE NOUNS
le livre, book
le papier, paper
le lit, bed
le vélo, bicycle
le téléphone, telephone
le sac, bag
FEMININE NOUNS
la chaise, chair
la porte, door
la lampe, lamp
la table, table
la bouteille, bottle
L’ NOUNS
l’argent, money
l’ordinateur
PLURAL NOUNS
les enfants, children
les lunettes, glasses

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