How do you write countries in French?
Languages and Nationalities (Les Langues et Les Nationalités)
|Country Name||Name In French||Nationality|
What prepositions do you use for countries in French?
In French, prepositions with countries and cities are going to change according to the rules below:
- for cities/towns/villages, use à: …
- for feminine countries (countries ending with the letter -e), use en: …
- for masculine countries (ie not ending with -e or -s), use au:
Which preposition is used with country?
General rule of thumb for countries
en when followed by a feminine country. au when followed by a masculine country. aux if the country name is in the plural form.
What is the preposition for masculine countries?
The preposition au comes before the name of a country if it is masculine and starts with a consonant.
How do you conjugate French nationalities?
For example, as a man you’d say, ‘Je suis américain’ and as female you’d say, ‘Je suis américaine’. In the 80+ nationalities listed below, you’ll find many patterns.
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Do you put articles in front of countries in French?
Notice that in French, countries/continents/states/regions are used with the definite article le, la, l’ or les, when used in general statements, unlike in English. ATTENTION: When talking about going to or from a country, you won’t use the definite article.
How do you use dans in French?
Dans refers to something that occurs within or during a decade. Dans means “in” a location when followed by an article plus noun. Il est dans la maison. -> He’s in the house.
How do you know if a country is feminine in French?
If the name of a country ends with the letter -e, it is feminine. Then put the -la or -l’ (if the name of the country begins with a vowel). For example : La France, l’Italie, la Slovaquie, l’Algérie, la Syrie.
Which countries are plural in French?
Some countries are plural: Les États-Unis d’Amérique, les Seychelles, les Philippines, les îles Féroé, les Pays-Bas… These are named after the common noun –état (state), pays (country), île (island, isle)– and the countries in question are a set of various states, lands or islands, hence the use of the plural.