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why do we use definite articles in French?

Why do we use definite articles in French ?

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If you want to know more about all the French definite articles LE LA LES L’ just go through this French lesson and you will know how to speak French properly with French Lessons Australia.

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How can we handle French articles, and more particularly the definite articles, LE LA LES L’ ?

French articles are necessary to determine the gender of the noun. You cannot make a sentence without an article or a noun.

Le vent soufflé dans les arbres.

The nouns vent and arbres need the article le and les to fit with the sentence.

The French definite article is used with a noun referring to a specific item when both the speaker and the audience know what the item is.

le for the masculine noun. Le vent. Le chemin. Le pain.

la for the feminine noun. La table. La chaise. La fille.

les for the masculine or feminine plural noun. Les enfants. Les voitures. Les trains.

l’ for the masculine or feminine singular form in front a vowel or a mute H. L’arbre.

L’hôtesse.

Note that the plural definite article is the same for all nouns, whereas the singular has different forms for masculine and feminine.

 

Test your French by doing this test.

What you should put in front of these nouns?

Singe
le
Crabe
le
Herbe
l’
Sol
le
Fenêtre
la
Route
la
Mouches
les
Serpents
les
Hotel
l’
Audience
l’

Caution !

When plural nouns are used in a generalising context English indicates this generalisation by omitting the article.

This is not the case in French !

Animals can be dangerous

Les animaux peuvent être dangereux

Good to know !

The contraction form in front of a preposition

Preposition à + le
au
Parler au voisin
Preposition à + les
aux
Parler aux voisins
Preposition de + le
du
Parler du film
Preposition de + les
des
Parler des films

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