de vs du un pays


Kwiziq community member

14 July 2017

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de vs du un pays

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


Kwiziq language super star

17 July 2017


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...

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À bientôt !

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