How to say A and An in French = Un and Une

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say a and an in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • which indefinite articles there are in French
  • how to say a and an in French
  • sentences which show how to say a and an in French
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say a and an in French
  • how Anki files can be downloaded for how to say a and an in French

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say a and an in French!

Table of Contents

Indefinite Article Table

GenderIndefinite Article
masculineun
feminineune

How to say A and An in French

In English there are just two indefinite article: a and an.

This is used for all of the nouns as English is not a gendered language.

a museum

a car

In French this is not the case. French is a gendered language.

French has two genders:

  1. Masculine
  2. Feminine

Masculine nouns use the French indefinite article un

un musée

a museum

Please not that if you wanted to say that there was just one (1) museum, you would also use this phrase.

Feminine nouns use the French indefinite article une

une voiture

a car

Please note that if you wanted to say that there was just one (1) car, you would also use this phrase.

To summarize, this is what you should remember for this lesson:

  1. Masculine nouns use un
  2. Feminine nouns use une

Example Sentences on How to Say A and An in French

The final section of this lesson on how to say a and an in French is about seeing different sentences with the words a and an in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say a and an in French through examples.

Tu as un bureau ?

Do you have a desk?

Avez-vous un musée préféré?

Do you have a favourite museum?

Je voudrais une voiture pour mon anniversaire.

I would like a car for my birthday.

Vous avez une montre ?

Do you have a watch?

Quiz Yourself on How to say A and An in French

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Fill in the Blank!Tu as bureau ? [Do you have a desk?]
Fill in the Blank!Avez-vous musée préféré? [Do you have a favourite museum?]
Fill in the Blank!Je voudrais voiture pour mon anniversaire. [I would like a car for my birthday.]
Fill in the Blank!Vous avez montre ? [Do you have a watch?]

Anki File for How to say A and An in French

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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