Why is it de France and not de la France?

De France without the article is almost always used to indicate source/origin. So, if you can say from France in English, you can probably use de France in French. Of France or France’s usually corresponds to de la France.

Is it France or La France?

(Except at the beginning of a sentence, when it is La France, it is la France.)

Why do we say la France?

Why do we say La France? It is a country that has feminine gender…. … Why – because that is what French does!

What do the French call France?

The answer is simply… FRANCE! For those of you who can read IPA, pronunciation in French is: fʁɑ̃s. The translation of the word ‘French’ in French is français (masc.)

Is Paris masculine or feminine?

It says that in literary writings, you should prefer the feminine since you are after all talking about “la ville de Paris”, and since “la ville” is feminine, the adjective is feminine. One vote for “Paris est belle”. However, L’Académie does note that the masculine is commonly used in spoken French to describe cities.

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Why is France so powerful?

France is indeed a powerful country. In the EU, France has the most extensive military capabilities comprising nuclear attack submarines, an aircraft carrier, a stockpile of ballistic missiles, long-range nuclear missiles and the likes.

Who found France?

In the 4th century, the Franks, which is where the name France comes from, began to take power. In 768 Charlemagne united the Franks and began to expand the kingdom. He was named the Holy Roman Emperor by the Pope and is today considered the founder of both the French and German monarchies.

What is Canada called in French?

Canadian French (French: français canadien) is the French language as it is spoken in Canada.

Canadian French
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What countries are feminine in French?

But now, you are wondering, how can you know which countries are feminine and which are masculine? As a general rule, countries that end in -e are feminine: la France, l’Angleterre, la Chine, l’Argentine, l’Algérie, la Colombie, la Mauritanie, l’Inde.

What was France’s old name?

France was originally called Gaul by the Romans who gave the name to the entire area where the Celtics lived.

Why is France called the hexagon?

The Hexagon (L’hexagone) is the nickname of France for French people. This is because the country is roughly six sided. Just like we call Australia “Down Under” the French affectionately refer to their country as The Hexagon. France is the fifth biggest economy in the world and the second biggest economy in Europe.

What does France mean in English?

The name France comes from Latin Francia (“land of the Franks”). … Modern France is still called Frankreich in German and similar names in some other Germanic languages (such as Frankrijk in Dutch), which means “Frank Reich”, the Realm of the Franks.

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Is Japan feminine or masculine in French?

The word for Japan is a masculine noun in French: Le Japon. As you can see, the masculine definite article le is used to refer to the country.

Do cities have genders in French?

Cities are usually not introduced by any article, and it’s unclear whether they are feminine or masculine. According to l’Accadémie Française, both genders are possible for cities. So you could say Paris est beau. I prefer saying Paris est belle because Paris refers to la ville de Paris.

Is Toronto masculine or feminine?

It would be a little weird to refer to a city with a masculine pronoun in English. New York is always a “she”, and so is the United States. Toronto is definitely feminine.