Created using FigmaCreated using FigmaCreated using FigmaCreated using Figma

de vs du un pays

Ann

Kwiziq community member

14 July 2017

1 reply

de vs du un pays

Pourquoi on vient de France mais du Canada? Pourquoi pas de la France?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 July 2017

17/07/17

Bonjour Ann !

Unfortunately, I have no explanation as to why we do this, all I can say is that to express origin, you'll use de with feminine countries, and du with masculine ones :)
If I had to guess, I'd say it's probably to keep it to one syllable, for pronunciation ease...

Here's a link to our related lesson:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/say-where-you-come-from-with-venir-de-d-du-des-country-state-region

À bientôt !

Your answer

Login to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Think you've got all the answers?

Test your French to the CEFR standard

find your French level »
2645questions5371answers114,767users
I'll be right with you...