Paul asked: "Can you please explain why "Je me rappelle le Québec." is correct ?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 March 2017

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Paul asked: "Can you please explain why "Je me rappelle le Québec." is correct ?

What are the ways of saying ''I remember Québec.'' ? Je me rappelle du Québec. / Je me souviens du Québec. / Je me rappelle le Québec.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Se souvenir de, se rappeler (de) = To remember"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 March 2017

17/03/17

Bonjour Paul ! Great question indeed! The answer is linked to the fact that in French, countries are always used with definite articles: "J'aime la France." - I love France. See also our related lesson: https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/using-le-la-l-les-with-continents-countries-and-regions-names Therefore here, you will use either the contracted "du" (de+le) after "se souvenir" or "se rappeler", but you can also omit the "de" with "se rappeler", in which case you're left with "le". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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