en vs la

KennethA1Kwiziq community member

en vs la

According to the rule analysis, using en for feminine countries and a for masculine countries, why is the correct answer for the question "la?"  Je vais visiter la France cet ete.  Should the sentence not be Je vais visiter en France?

Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kenneth,

Just to add to Maarten's answer, you cannot say -

visiter en 

You visit something. i.e.  

j'ai visité le Louvre

You will use aller with different prepositions for, to visit countries 

e.g.

aller en France 

aller aux Baléares 

aller à Cuba

Hope that helps!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

«Visiter» indicates to 'visit' in a general sense.The definite article is used when referring to countries in a general sense. The 2 lessons linked are relevant

Using le, la, l', les with continents, countries & regions names (definite articles)

Visiter vs rendre visite à = To visit a place vs a person%252Fsearch%253Fs%253Dvisiter%252B%2525C3%2525A0

en vs la

According to the rule analysis, using en for feminine countries and a for masculine countries, why is the correct answer for the question "la?"  Je vais visiter la France cet ete.  Should the sentence not be Je vais visiter en France?

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