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Kwiziq community member
8 December 2017
So! with regard to English counties, Where does Mersyside come into it. Male or female?
This question relates to:French lesson "Venir de, d', du, des + country / state / region = To come/be from"
Kwiziq language super star
11 December 2017
Bonjour Ian !Mmmmmhhh, I checked to make sure that my first instinct was correct, and indeed, Merseyside is masculine in French:
This got me wondering whether all English counties are actually considered as masculine in French (regardless of their ending), so I went around to check.
It turns out that Merseyside seems to be the only -e county (except for the -shire ones), and all are masculine, with two notable exceptions:
- Cornwall, which in French is translated as la or les Cornouailles.- Isle of Wight, which is a special case due to the term "île" : l'île de Wight.
Thanks to you, I learned something today :)
I hope that's helpful to you too!Bonne journée !
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