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Kwiziq community member
16 December 2017
Definite articles with "de"
This is probably a hopeless question, but why do masculine countries require an article with "de" whereas feminine ones do not? Why not "Je viens de la France"?
This relates to:Venir de, d', du, des + country / state / region = To come/be from -
17 December 2017
18 December 2017
Hi Tom, I believe there is no explanation to your question except that that's just the way it is. Learn it and use it. Don't think about it too much.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
19 December 2017
Bonjour Tom !
Yes, unfortunately, I have to go with Chris on this one : I cannot think of an explanation other than the very frustrating "That's just the way it is".
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