a la vs en

GamzeB2Kwiziq community member

a la vs en

Claire va ________ France.
I filled the blank with a la, but it's en.
I do not understand why i cannot use a la here?
Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Gamze,

aller en + feminine countries:

Je vais en France = I go to France

Aller au(x) + masculine countries:

Je vais au Pays de Galles I go to Wales

Je vais aux Pays-Bas I go to the Netherlands

I hope this is useful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Gamze,

You ask why La France is incorrect?

"Claire goes the France"  is what you seem to be querying.

What we need to be expressing is "Claire goes to France" hence en

"Claire va en France" 

Hope this clears the matter up for you.

Jim

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is really nothing to understand except that French and English preposition use is different, and that for feminine gender countries French uses “en” as the preposition for both ‘in’ or ‘to’.  See link for Alexa’s YouTube presentation

https://youtu.be/yI_iWNJ3kzQ

a la vs en

Claire va ________ France.
I filled the blank with a la, but it's en.
I do not understand why i cannot use a la here?

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