I live in Wales, "Pay de Galles" in French. In conversation I find I am referred to as "de Galles", which is correct?

Ian

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18 June 2018

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I live in Wales, "Pay de Galles" in French. In conversation I find I am referred to as "de Galles", which is correct?

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

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

19 June 2018

19/06/18

Hi Ian,


The country is 'Le Pays de Galles' and its inhabitants are 'les gallois' . I have never heard 'de Galles' used .


I think in Rugby they sometimes shorten it to 'Galles' when they speak of it in a match.


Maybe someone else can add to this?

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