French Articles (Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, Partitive Articles)

(Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitif Articles)
There are 3 Different Types of Articles in French (Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitive Articles).

Articles are used only with Nouns that indicates both gender and number of the noun.

The use of Definite and Indefinite articles is:

Indefinite article:

Le généralisation –  definite article

Uses of definite article:

1. La particularité
2. La spécialité
3. Les noms des pays
4. La profession
5. We must use only defintie articles for these following verbs aimer, adorer, preferer, detester.

Les Articles:

Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitive Articles

Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitive Articles

Articles:

Gender Définis Indéfinis Partitive (De) Partitive (À)
Masculine Le Un
du a/au
Feminine La Une de la à la
Vowel L’ de l’ à l’
Plural Les Des  des aux

(Definite Articles, Indefintie Articles, partitive Articles)

Articles Définis et Articles Indéfinis: (Definite Article & Indefinite Article)

The following sections explain these three types of articles and identifies when and how to use them in our French writing and speech.

Articles indéfinis: (In English indefinite articles are A/An)
The indefinite article, un/une is used exactly like the English indefinite article- a/an. It is used when referring to a single instance that is a part of a group.

un is used for masculine things/persons and une for feminine things/persons.

However, in the plural only DES is used whatever the gender is. When the following noun begins with a vowel, we should follow the same rule for masculine UN and for feminine Une.

Example: 1. un homme (A Man), un garcon (A Boy), un actor (An Actor).
2.  une actrice (An Actress), Une Femme (A Women), une pomme (An apple).
3. des photos (Photos), des enfants (childrens), des livres (Books).

Articles définis: (In English definite article is The)

French is completely based on gender and number “masculine and feminine objects”, people use le for masculine things/persons and la for feminine things/persons. In the plural only LES is used whatever the gender is. When the following noun begins with a vowel, le or la becomes l’.

Example:

Masculine Feminine Vowel  Plural
le livre (book) la chaise (chair) l’argent (money) les enfants (childrens)
le lit (bed) la porte (door) l’ordinateur (computer) les lunettes (glasses)
le sac (bag) la table (table) l’hôpital (hospital) les bananes (bananas)
le chocolat (chocolate) la glace (ice cream) l’ecole (school) les fruits (fruits)
le pain (bread) la vie (life)  l’homme (man) les dents (teeths)
le chat (cat) la ville (city)  l’ami (friend) les mains (hands)

Article Partitive/Contracte: (Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitive Articles)
The partitive articles in French are “some” or “any” in English. There are forms of the French partitive article:
du, de la, de l’, des.

du is for masculine singular
de la is for feminine singular
de l’ is for masculine/feminine in front of vowel and h
des for masculine/feminine plural.

The partitive article use, depends on three things: the noun’s number, gender, and first letter.

  • If the noun is plural, we must use des
  • The noun singular and starting with vowel, we must use de l’
  • If the noun is singular and starts with the consonant or h, we must use du for masculine and de la for feminine.

Examples:
Il ya beaucoup de thé (There is a lot of tea)
J’ai mangé de la soupe (I ate some soupe)
Les photo des enfants
Les cahiers de l’ etudiant
Je prends du pain (I take bread)
Buvez-vous de la  bière.

This is the complete information of (Definite Articles, Indefinite Articles, partitive Articles) articles.

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