Le bord de mer … is that correct? Why isn’t it le bord de la mer?

KarenA2Kwiziq community member

Le bord de mer … is that correct? Why isn’t it le bord de la mer?

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

le bord de mer -- seashore / seaside
le bord de la mer -- the shore of the sea

CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Karen,

To supplement Chris' great answer, here is a third example:

le bord de la mer Méditerranée / Baltique = the shore of the Mediterranean / Baltic sea

-> the definite article 'la' is included as it specifies which sea one is talking about

Also, see link here on a similar topic: the-definite-article-or-not

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Le bord de mer … is that correct? Why isn’t it le bord de la mer?

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