Includes dialog, study guide and full transcript + translations. Both popular and traditional names in France are evidence of the rich variety of languages, dialects, and traditions that have left their mark on French culture over the centuries. So in many cases, you’re just going to have to learn by heart the way to say being “in” + a region or a state in French.
We tend not to use à, but rather en, au, aux or dans le, dans la, dans les…It’s really a matter of custom, the way people have been saying it for generations… not grammar.Au Texas, dans le Maine, en Bourgogne, en Provence, dans la Creuse…. Patrick Ok… Je vois la mairie… Ok… I see the town hall…. Et toi ?
For prepositions used with regions and states, it’s very difficult to say there is a rule per se. Commune Department Region Pop. ALBAN m German, French, Albanian, English (Rare) From the Roman cognomen Albanus, which meant "from Alba".Alba (from Latin albus "white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. Note the pronunciation of “les États-Unis” – there are 2 strong liaisons in Z, whether it’s introduced by “les, aux or des” = Zéta Zuni. What an idiotic rule.
Places with official names in English and French.
Here is a list of US states with the appropriate preposition to say you are “in” or going “to” these states: In my opinion, the best way to learn the French prepositions of place is to learn them in context.
Since we are on the subject of French prepositions, you may also enjoy my articles on: Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 23+ years in the US and France. Ils continuent donc tout droit, 2 minutes se passent, mais toujours pas de rond-point. The links beside the country names are for further information (Wikipedia) and to hear the pronunciation (Forvo).
Le petit chien est dans son panier.The little dog is in his dog bed. Cities are usually not introduced by any article, and it’s unclear whether they are feminine or masculine. Arnaud says that you must be careful because this is not a road which has the right of way and there are some intersections where there is a right hand right of way, so you must drive slowly. Male | The French derivative of the Latin name Lucius, meaning ‘light’ | pronounced luy-sien. Lovely isn’t it? Here are some of the most beautiful French names, what they mean, their origins, and how to pronounce them. Je suis née à Paris, en France. But some cities include an article in their name – Le Havre, Le Caire, La Paz, Les Andelys… The article being part of the proper name, it’s written with an upper-case. Hum… It’s a farm, but it’s not very big. So you could say Paris est beau. List of French Cities Whether you're in the middle of France near the warm Mediterranean coast, you'll find a place to visit (or wish you were visiting) on this list of French cities, organized by region. I prefer saying Paris est belle because Paris refers to la ville de Paris. Can You Understand Today’s Spoken French? Here are the general rules to say your are in a geographic place, or going to a geographical in French. So, at Septeuil, you must turn right at the crossroads where there’s a bakery.
Ok, so you go left and you continue for about 5 minutes. The names below include gender, meaning and origin. I’ll include an example and translations so you can see how to use them. 3 – How to Give Driving Directions in French, 4 – Recap of the French Prepositions + Geographic Place Rules, 5 – General Rule About French Prepositions of Geographic Place, A – French region ending in “e” = feminine, B – French region ending in other vowel or consonant = masculine, 6 – Particular Cases About French Prepositions of Place, A – French Region ending in a “s” = often plural, B – French prepositions of place for cities, C – French prepositions of place for islands, D – French Prepositions of place used with regions and states, 7 – French Preposition Used With US States List, 8 – How to Memorize Your Prepositions of Place in French, 4 – Recap of the French Prepositions + Geographic Place Rules, 6 – Particular Cases About French Prepositions of Place, conjugation and pronunciation of to be in French: être, intermediate French audiobook learning method, “feminine” and “masculine” in French grammar, http://publications.europa.eu/code/fr/fr-5000500.htm, my beginner French audiobook learning method, French Verbs Followed by the preposition à + verb / noun, French Verbs Followed by the preposition de + verb / noun, French Verbs Followed by no preposition + verb, Places ending in “E” = feminine = use “en”, Places ending in any other vowel = masculine = use “au”, Places ending in a consonant = masculine = use “au”, Places ending in “S” are usually masculine, but not always. Maintenant, j’habite en France, à Paimpol, en Bretagne, plus exacement dans les Côtes-d’Armor. They are still commonly referred to as prepositions of place or expressions of place and are very useful when giving directions in French – like when you are driving for example (see the next paragraph for examples these French prepositions of place used in context). Regions and states usually follow the general gender rule: ending in “e” = feminine, other letter = masculine.La Provence, le Sussex, l’Orégon…. 1 – What is a French Preposition of Place?
HALLOWEEN SALE – 20% OFF ALL AUDIOBOOKS ENDS NOV 4th. According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. Here are some of the most beautiful French names, what they mean, their origins, and how to pronounce them. Why do you say “Je vais en France” but “Je vais au Japon”?