I am little cinfused,pls help me

LostA1Kwiziq community member

I am little cinfused,pls help me

Il va au Havre.= He's going to Le Havre. The place name start with 'h" so as per the rule infront of vowel or h we will use l'

But here it is à + le = au

Asked 6 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

There's actually two kinds of "h" in French: the silent h (hash muet) and the aspirated h (hash aspiré). The former acts like a vowel and the latter like a consonant. The h in Havre is of the latter kind and hence doesn't contract with le.

LostA1Kwiziq community member

Thank you so much. 

But how do I differentiate between the silent h (hash mute)and the aspirated h (hash aspiré)

Thanks again. God bless you 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You just have to learn it when studying vocab. There's no general rule.

LostA1Kwiziq community member

Okay I got it.

Thanks again. Take care 

I am little cinfused,pls help me

Il va au Havre.= He's going to Le Havre. The place name start with 'h" so as per the rule infront of vowel or h we will use l'

But here it is à + le = au

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