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1 Les articles indéfinis et définis au singulier Talking about one person or thing

2 La norm Comparisons 4.1 Understanding the nature of language through comparisons

3 Les questions essentielles How are nouns different in French from English? What are « gender markers »? What are the indefinite artilces in French? What are the definite articles in French?

4 French Nouns Have a gender – Masculine or Feminine Words that go with nouns indicate their gender These words are called GENDER MARKERS

5 Un et Une Indefinite articles = a (an) in English Used with non specific people/things: a girl, an exam Are gender markers: Un is used before masculine nouns Une is used before feminine nouns

6 Copiez la table: FémininMasculin Une fille Une soeur Une école Un garçon Un frère Un lycée

7 Le, La et L Definite articles = the in English Are gender markers Refers to a definite item: The girl Le is used before masculine nouns La is used before feminine nouns L is used before nouns beginning with a vowel or silent h

8 Copiez la table: FémininMasculin La fille La soeur La chaise Le garçon Le frère Le bureau

9 Before a vowel or silent h: Lélève Lami Lamie Lhôtel About 80 % of words ending in e are feminine.


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