What is the rule for this?

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What is the rule for this?

This question relates to:French lesson "hatred"
Asked 6 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
There are two letter "h" in French: h muet and h aspiré. The silent h is the more frequent one which contracts with a preceding vowel, as in: "l'homme" or '"l'hôpital". Then there is the h aspiré, which does NOT contract, such as "la haine". You don't really hear the difference when the word is spoken all by itself. You only notice it when it either does or does not contract with a preceding vowel.

Here is a specific article on this topic: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/h/

-- Chris (not a native speaker).
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The word has a silent h but la is used for the articule

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