L’article indéfini (un, une, des): Il accompagne un nom, qu’il distingue des autres noms de la même espèce, mais sans lui apporter plus de précision, ou auquel. French: L’article indéfini. Exercice: Complétez les phrases suivantes par: French exercise “L’article indéfini” created by jagienka with The test builder. Les articles definis ||||| *The French definite article corresponds to “the” in English. * Masculin – Sing: (LE) le garçon = the boy; L’homme = the man; (l’ masc or.

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This is called elision. Le matin, Tammy va en cours. For example ‘ a doorknob’ is a single instance of the ‘doorknobs’ group which consists of everything that is called a doorknob. Once again, English omits the article in such general statements.


Here are the definite articles in French: In some cases, however, French will use a definite articles when English uses no article at all. This includes times when a group of nouns is referred to in its entirety. Les baleines sont les animaux les plus grands du monde. Monday he has a date with Tammy. It is not used, however, when general statements are made about a group – statements that are meant to refer to all the entities that make up that group.


Listen els the following examples: He likes summer more than winter. Tex, help me set the table! Cockroaches live in the walls and reproduce prodigiously.

Compulsory liaison with a vowel or silent h. Fill in the blank with the correct definite article: Definite Articles The definite articles, le, la, lesare basically equivalent to English the. Les blattes vivent dans les murs et se reproduisent indecinis. Every morningTammy goes to class.

Article défini ou indéfini ?-French

Il pense que les voitures sont l’invention du diable. La guerre est horrible. Money does not make man happy! In addition, French articles are also masculine or femininesingular or pluralaccording to the gender and number of the noun they determine.

Articles Introduction Article Omission. It is used when referring to a single instance that is a part of a group that consists of many entities.

Continents, countries, states, regions, and oceans usually require an article l’ Afrique, la France, le Texas, la Bourgogne, l’ Atlantique etc. Pierre is speaking to the nurses.

Do you know the UT Tower? Compare the following sentences: Days of the agticles do not require an article in instances where they do not indicate habitual recurrence.

Des passants ont vu l’accident. Most need lez be introduced or ‘determined’ by an article. J’aime la cuisine chinoise.

Listen to the dialogue: Anytime the is used in English, a definite article will surely be used in French. Unlike le and lales does not have a contracted, reduced form.


Nous jouons au basket. Le lundi, Tex fait son jogging. Humans, by comparison, are very small. Tammy does not like coffee. We must cultivate love, and avoid hate and anger.

Cut us some wood exercice the campfire. Je vois des blattes partout. He thinks that cars are the invention of the devil. Nevertheless Tex adores March in Austin. People who were passing by saw the accident. This is the role of the definite article as we shall soon see.

But love is as important for us as it is for humans. Mais l’ amour est aussi important pour nous que pour les humains.

det2: determiners: definite articles

Every winterhe skis in Purgatory. For example when blanket statements are made about all cockroaches, all humans, or all cars.

English, indefinsi contrast, uses no article at all. However the definite article almost always precedes the names of countries except when it follows the prepositions en and de. Partitive Articles A partitive article consists of the preposition de followed by a definite article du, de la.

Well, it’s the Champs-Elysees of Austin. I see cockroaches everywhere.