In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say the in French.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- which definite articles there are in French
- how to say the in French
- sentences which show how to use the in French
- how you can quiz yourself on how to say the in French
- how to practice with flashcards for how to use the in French
- how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn French
By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say the in French!
Table of Contents
Definite Article Table
How to Say The in French
In English there is just one definite article: the.
This is used for all of the nouns, as English is not a gendered language.
In French this is not the case. French is a gendered language.
French has two genders:
Masculine nouns use the French article le.
Masculine nouns that begin with a vowel or a mute h take the French article l’.
Feminine nouns use the French article la
Feminine nouns that begin with a vowel or a mute h take the French article l’.
To summarize, this is what you should remember for this lesson:
- Masculine nouns use le, or l’ if the noun starts with a vowel or mute h.
- Feminine nouns use la, or l’ if the noun starts with a vowel or mute h.
Example Sentences on How to Say The in French
The final section of this lesson on how to say the in French is about seeing different sentences with the word the in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to say the in French through examples.
J’adore le livre.
I love the book.
Le bureau est noir.
The desk is black.
L’homme s’appelle Thomas.
The man is called Thomas.
J’aime beaucoup la montre.
I really like the watch.
La guitare est ici.
The guitar is here.
Je vis sur l’île.
I live on the island.
Quiz Yourself on How to Say The in French
At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.
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!
How to Practice With Flashcards for This Lesson
Using flashcards is an absolute necessity when it comes to learning a language!
It is the best way to memorize what you learn, you can personalize your progression because it adapts to your actions, and all flashcards have audio to improve your hearing and pronunciation.
Please read our article on how to learn a new language for more information on flashcards and the best way to learn a new language.
There are two ways to practice with Flashcards for this lesson.
- The Flashcards in our Courses
Anki is a free software with which you can create and practice flashcards.
This Anki Deck contains 3,764 flashcards with which you can practice absolutely everything for French A1.
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