Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2016

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Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Shouldn't the correct answer be Je viens du Monaco ?"

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

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2016

18/10/16

Bonjour Jerry ! That's an interesting question! Monaco is indeed a peculiar case, what we call in French "une cité-État" (a city State), as the city of Monaco covers the totality of the Country of Monaco. It is also called "la principauté de Monaco". I guess that explains why in French you would never say "Je viens du Monaco", but actually consider it - grammatically at least - as a city. I however decided to add a hint to the question, to avoid any confusion :) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Rebecca

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2016

30/10/16

Je viens de Perth en australie. Merci :)

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