Which definite article should you use with French nouns – le / la / l’ or les?
You may be able to recognise the French definite articles le/la/l’ & les (all of which mean ‘the’). Click the red link at the bottom of this post to open a document you can download to practise. Here is a summary for your reference of when to use the four French definite articles:
- le comes before singular masculine nouns.
- la comes before singular feminine nouns.
- l’ comes before singular nouns (both masc. & fem.) that start with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y & words beginning with h).
- les comes before all plural nouns whether they are masculine or feminine.