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The definite and indefinite articles in French

By Eirini

DEFINITE ARTICLES

le (masculine article)

la (feminine article)

l’ (when the noun following starts from a vowel)

les (plural for all the genders)

Examples:

l’hôtel = the hotel (the letter “h” has no sound)

l’arbre – the tree

le livre = the book (plural: les livres)

la musique = the music

INDEFINITE ARTICLES

un (masculine indefinite article)

une (feminine indefinite article)

des (plural for both genders)

Examples:

il y a un cahier dans le sac = there is a notebook in the bag

il y a une gomme dans le sac = there is an eraser in the bag

il y a des livres dans le sac = there are books in the bag