I am from the Gold Coast. Would you drop 'the' and say Je viens de Gold Coast?

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Carrie

Kwiziq community member

20 November 2016

3 replies

I am from the Gold Coast. Would you drop 'the' and say Je viens de Gold Coast?

This relates to:
Je viens de + [city] = I'm from + [city] -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

21 November 2016

21/11/16

Bonjour Carrie ! The issue here is whether the Gold Coast is a city or a region, as in French it makes a difference. Can you give me more details as to what is the Gold Coast exactly? Merci !

Ron

Kwiziq community member

11 November 2017

11/11/17

Bonjour Aurélie, Il y a deux «Gold Coast»: 1) The Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa from 1867 to its independence as the nation of Ghana in 1957. 2) The Gold Coast is a city in the Australian state of Queensland, approximately 66 kilometres (41 mi) south-southeast of the state capital Brisbane. Alors,bonne journée.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

16 April 2018

16/04/18

Bonjour Carrie et Ron !
Depending on these two cases, you'll either say:
1) Je viens de la Côte de l'Or, en Afrique.
or
2) Je viens de Gold Coast, en Australie. (city)Je viens de la Côte d'Or, en Australie. (region including the city of Gold Coast)


I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

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