Can someone please define the difference between these two examples...du Pays de Galles and des Pays-Bas.

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Can someone please define the difference between these two examples...du Pays de Galles and des Pays-Bas.

Is the first considered singular and the second plural?
Wales is sigular whereas The Netherlands is plural, in French?
Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Yes. Actually, the Netherlands is plural in English as well.
FahadC1Kwiziq community member

keep in mind ‘pays’ is both singular and plural, depending on context. 

“ce pays” - this country; “ces pays” - these countries. The singular has an ‘s’ already, so it doesn’t change when you pluralise.

Can someone please define the difference between these two examples...du Pays de Galles and des Pays-Bas.

Is the first considered singular and the second plural?
Wales is sigular whereas The Netherlands is plural, in French?

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