Determiners

Determiners - un = use before a male noun that is singular...

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French Determiners Definite Determiners •Indefinite Determiners More free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
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Definite Determiners le = use before a male noun that is singular (ex. le stylo) la = use before a female noun that is singular (ex. la carte) (Definite determiners are  translated as “the.”)
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l’ = use before a male or a female singular noun if it begins with a vowel or an h . (ex. l’affiche, l’hôtel) les - use before a plural noun regardless of gender (ex. les stylos, les cartes)
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More examples . . . le crayon (the pencil) la gomme (the eraser) les crayons (the pencils) les gommes (the erasers) l’examen (the test) les examens (the tests)
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Let’s review . . . le (l’) = la (l’) = les = male “the” female “the” plural “the”
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Indefinite Determiners
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Unformatted text preview: un = use before a male noun that is singular (ex. un parc) une = use before a female noun that is singular (ex. une maison) (Indefinite determiners translate as a / an / some.) des = use before a plural noun regardless of gender (ex. des parcs, des maisons) More examples . . . un bureau (a desk) une affiche (a poster) des bureaux (some desks) des affiches (some posters) Lets review . . . un = une = des = male a female a plural some Definite Determiners = le/la/l/les = the Indefinite Determiners = un/une/des = a/an/some Have you got it? Time to practice . . . Marlene Sanges Productions 1999...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course FREN 101 taught by Professor Meservy during the Winter '10 term at BYU.

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Determiners - un = use before a male noun that is singular...

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