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French Determiners • Definite Determiners • Indefinite Determiners More free powerpoints at  http://www.worldofteaching.com
Definite Determiners <ul><li>le = use before a  male  noun that is singular (ex. le stylo) </li></ul><ul><li>la = use befo...
<ul><li>l’ = use before a male or a female singular noun  if it begins with a vowel or an  h . (ex. l’affiche, l’hôtel) </...
More examples . . . <ul><li>le crayon (the pencil) </li></ul><ul><li>la gomme (the eraser) </li></ul><ul><li>les crayons (...
Let’s review . . . <ul><li>le (l’) = </li></ul><ul><li>la (l’) = </li></ul><ul><li>les  = </li></ul><ul><li>male “the” </l...
Indefinite Determiners <ul><li>un = use before a  male  noun that is singular (ex. un parc) </li></ul><ul><li>une = use be...
<ul><li>des = use before a  plural  noun regardless of gender (ex. des parcs, des maisons) </li></ul>
More examples . . . <ul><li>un bureau (a desk) </li></ul><ul><li>une affiche (a poster) </li></ul><ul><li>des bureaux (som...
Let’s review . . . <ul><li>un = </li></ul><ul><li>une = </li></ul><ul><li>des =   </li></ul><ul><li>male “a” </li></ul><ul...
• Definite Determiners = le/la/l’/les = the • Indefinite Determiners = un/une/des = a/an/some Have you got it?
Time to practice . . .
Marlene Sanges Productions ©1999
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Determiners

  1. 1. French Determiners • Definite Determiners • Indefinite Determiners More free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
  2. 2. Definite Determiners <ul><li>le = use before a male noun that is singular (ex. le stylo) </li></ul><ul><li>la = use before a female noun that is singular (ex. la carte) </li></ul>(Definite determiners are translated as “the.”)
  3. 3. <ul><li>l’ = use before a male or a female singular noun if it begins with a vowel or an h . (ex. l’affiche, l’hôtel) </li></ul><ul><li>les - use before a plural noun regardless of gender (ex. les stylos, les cartes) </li></ul>
  4. 4. More examples . . . <ul><li>le crayon (the pencil) </li></ul><ul><li>la gomme (the eraser) </li></ul><ul><li>les crayons (the pencils) </li></ul><ul><li>les gommes (the erasers) </li></ul><ul><li>l’examen (the test) </li></ul><ul><li>les examens (the tests) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Let’s review . . . <ul><li>le (l’) = </li></ul><ul><li>la (l’) = </li></ul><ul><li>les = </li></ul><ul><li>male “the” </li></ul><ul><li>female “the” </li></ul><ul><li>plural “the” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Indefinite Determiners <ul><li>un = use before a male noun that is singular (ex. un parc) </li></ul><ul><li>une = use before a female noun that is singular (ex. une maison) </li></ul>(Indefinite determiners translate as “a” / ‘an” / “some”.)
  7. 7. <ul><li>des = use before a plural noun regardless of gender (ex. des parcs, des maisons) </li></ul>
  8. 8. More examples . . . <ul><li>un bureau (a desk) </li></ul><ul><li>une affiche (a poster) </li></ul><ul><li>des bureaux (some desks) </li></ul><ul><li>des affiches (some posters) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Let’s review . . . <ul><li>un = </li></ul><ul><li>une = </li></ul><ul><li>des = </li></ul><ul><li>male “a” </li></ul><ul><li>female “a” </li></ul><ul><li>plural “some” </li></ul>
  10. 10. • Definite Determiners = le/la/l’/les = the • Indefinite Determiners = un/une/des = a/an/some Have you got it?
  11. 11. Time to practice . . .
  12. 12. Marlene Sanges Productions ©1999

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