- Types of Definite Articles in French
- Choosing the Right Definite Article
The French language uses different definite articles to talk about something specific or familiar. They simply correspond to the English article "the".
C'est le train que j'ai vu.
This is the train I saw.
Types of Definite Articles in French
Rule 1: In the singular form, we use the article le for a masculine noun and la for a feminine noun. Les is used for nouns in the plural, no matter the gender.
Choosing the Right Definite Article
Rule 2: Definite articles in French depend on the grammatical gender of the noun they are used with. However, in French, grammatical gender might not be the same as the gender of the object it defines.
When learning a new noun, always learn its grammatical gender (masculine or feminine) and article.