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The gender of the words

The gender of the words is a very common mistake for people who wants to learn French as a second language. A very important point which make the difference with the others learners. You will find how to do it in my FREE BONUS which is to Download on my blog « Le Masculin et Féminin en Français », you will find as well the other bonus « Les Prépositions en Français ». Anyway, I am going to talk about that in this article.

Let us begin with the articles

Here are the definite articles :

le and l’ are masculine and singular, so we use them with masculine-singular words. We use the l’ before a word that begins with a vowel (a-e-i-o-u-y) or a h.
Let us see some examples :
le chien (the dog)
le camion (the truck)
l’arbre (the tree)
l’hôpital (the hospital)

la / l’ are feminine and singular, so we use them with singular-feminine words. We use the l’ before a word that begins with a vowel (a-e-i-o-u-y) or a h.
Let us see some examples :
la voiture (the car)
la chaussure (the shoe)
l’armoire (the wardrobe)
l’erreur (the mistake)

les is the plural one, it can be used with both masculine and feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
les chiens (the dogs)
les arbres (the trees)
les voitures (the cars)
les armoires (the cupboards)

Here are the indefinite articles :

un is masculine and singular, so we use it with masculine-singular words.
Let us see some examples :
un chat (a cat)
un sac (a bag)
un canard (a duck)
un tabouret (a stool)

une is feminine and singular, so we use it with singular-feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
une chemise (a shirt)
une voiture (a car)
une table (a table)
une table (a table)

des is the plural one, it can be used with both masculine and feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
des chiens (dogs)
des arbres (trees)
des voitures (cars)
des armoires (cupboards)

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Let us continue with the determinants

Here the demonstrative determinants :

ce and cet are masculine and singular, so we use them with masculine-singular words. We use the cet before a word that begins with a vowel (a-e-i-o-u-y) or a h.
Let us see some examples :
ce chien (this dog)
ce camion (this truck)
cet arbre (this tree)
cet hôpital (this hospital)

cette is feminine and singular, so we use them with singular-feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
cette voiture (this car)
cette chaussure (this shoe)
cette armoire (this wardrobe)
cette erreur (this mistake)

ces is the plural one, it can be used with both masculine and feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
ces chiens (these dogs)
ces arbres (these trees)
ces voitures (these cars)
ces armoires (these cupboards)

Here are the possessive deteminants :

mon-ton-son are masculine and singular, so we use them with masculine-singular words.
Let us see some examples :
mon chien (my dog)
ton camion (your truck)
son arbre (his/her tree)
mon bureau (my office)

Be aware of the exception, we use the possessive determinants mon-ton-son before a singular-feminine that begins with a vowel :
mon armoire (my wardrobe)
ton erreur (your mistake)

ma-ta-sa are feminine and singular, so we use them with singular-feminine words.
Let us see some examples :
ma voiture (my car)
ta chaussure (your shoe)
l’armoire (the wardrobe)
l’erreur (the mistake)

notre-votre-leur can be used with both masculine and feminine singular words.
Let us see some examples :
notre chien (our dog)
votre arbre (your tree)
leur voiture (their car)  
notre armoire (our cupboard)

mes-tes-ses are can be used with both masculine and feminine plural words.
Let us see some examples :
nos chiens (our dogs)
vos arbres (your trees)
ses voitures (his/her cars)
mes armoires (my cupboards)

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The French prepositions

Let us begin with the preposition A

-One of the use of à isjust before a place noun.
Let see some examples :
Je vais à Paris (I am going to Paris)
Tu travailles à Londres (You work in London)
Je suis à la gare (I am at the station)
Je pars à la montagne (I am going in the mountains)

-Another use of à is just before a time complement.
Nous mangeons à midi (we are going to eat at 12 pm)   
Il arrivera à 15h (he will arrive at 3 pm)
On se voit la semaine prochiane, à lundi (We sea each other next week, see you on Monday)
A demain, pour la réunion (see you tomorrow for the meeting)

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Let us continue with the prepostion DE

-One of the use of de isjust before the name of a liquid, to express the content.
Let see some examples :
un verre de vin (a glass of wine)
une cruche d’eau (a jug of water)
a glass of apple juice (un verre de jus de pomme)
une chute d’eau (a waterfall)

-Another use of de is just before a time complement.
Nous avons des vacances de Juin à Septembre (We have holidays from June to september)
Nous avons cours de 10h à 12h (We have a lesson from 10 am to 12 pm)
Il travaille de lundi à vendredi (He is working from Monday to Friday)
Il travaille de lundi à vendredi (He is working from Monday to Friday)

To work on conjugation, have a look at the book « Bescherelle », which is one of the famous French resources for conjugation, you will find it in the previous article. The flashcards could be relevant, the flashcards are nice to check the spelling word by word and sometimes in a context if the word is putting in a phrase. Have a look at the previous articles, you will find books to improve your confidence in speaking, holding conversations with native french speakers, your memory,  how to have an immersion-like feeling, being a better at translation, keeping the motivation. You will find as well movies (with the subtitles) and songs.

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