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Le français 1.  a short word that combines with a noun  in English: a, an, the a marker, an eraser the pencil.

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1 le français 1

2  a short word that combines with a noun  in English: a, an, the a marker, an eraser the pencil

3  In French, articles agree with the noun in number (how many) and gender (male or female)  Articles are very important in French— you almost always need to use them

4  Indefinite articles used with nouns that refer to any member of a group not specific  ex. a pen (this could be any pen)  ex. a red marker (this could be any red marker)  Definite articles used with nouns that refer to a particular item specific  ex. the pen (this is a specific pen)  ex. the students (these are specific students)

5  Remember: the indefinite articles refer to unspecific nouns.  un used before a masculine, singular noun means “a,” “an,” or “one” ex. un garçon, un stylo, un cahier  une used before a feminine, singular noun means “a,” “an,” or “one” ex. une fille, une brosse, une porte  des used before a plural noun (masculine or feminine) often absent in English, but you must use it in French! can mean “some” ex. des profs, des livres, des crayons

6  Voilà Mme Calabrese. C’est ____ prof et ____ mère.  Marc est ____ élève. C’est ____ frère, aussi.  Mlle Vogel et M. Shields sont ____ profs d’anglais.

7  Remember: definite articles are used before specific nouns  le use before a masculine, singular noun means “the” ex. le garçon, le stylo, le cahier  la used before a feminine, singular noun means “the” ex. la fille, la brosse, la porte  l’ replaces “le” or “la” before a vowel sound used before any singular noun beginning with a vowel means “the” ex. l’élève, l’ami, l’amie, l’homme, l’heure  les used before a plural noun (masculine or feminine) means “the” ex. les profs, les stylos, les filles, les brosses


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