Hawaï - sans article

JacobC1Kwiziq community member

Hawaï - sans article

We just say Hawaï and not le Hawaï even though it's a state/region and not a city?

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jacob,

Indeed, we say ‘Hawaï’ and not la Hawaï’ (as it is a feminine noun).

Here is a lost of others countries that follows the same pattern: Bahreïn, Chypre, Cuba, Djibouti, Haïti, Israël, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malte, Maurice, Monaco, Nauru, Oman, Sainte-Lucie, Saint-Marin, Saint-Vincent-et-les-Grenadines, Sao Tomé-et-Principe, Singapour and Trinité-et-Tobago.

J’aime Hawaï et la Floride = I like Hawaï and Florida

J’adore Monaco et l’Italie I love Monaco and Italy

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Hawaï - sans article

We just say Hawaï and not le Hawaï even though it's a state/region and not a city?

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