Some

 

There are four ways of saying "some" or "of the" in French. Each expression is dependent on the gender and number of the noun that follows it.

 

du + masc/sing noun             e.g.     je bois du vin

de la + fem/sing noun                      il mange de la salade

de l’ + sing/vowel/h                        elle prend de l’eau

des + plural noun                            nous prenons des frites

 

Remember that these expressions are often used with the verb "faire" where we would say "to go swimming, skating, skiing", etc..

 

e.g.     Je fais du ski

            Il fait de la natation

            Nous faisons de l’équitation

            Tu fais des promenades

 

"To the" or "at the"

 

Very similar to "some" above, there are four ways of saying "to the" or "at the" in French, each dependent on the gender and number of the noun following the expression.

 

au + masc/sing noun         e.g.     Je vais au collège

à la + fem/sing noun                    Elle va à la poste

à l’ + sing/vowel/h                       Ils vont à l’église

aux + plural noun                         Vous allez aux magasins

 

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