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Paris VS France

Hà ThuA2Kwiziq community member

Paris VS France

Why do we say "J'adore la France" but "J'aime Paris" ? Why dont we need to add "le" before "Paris"? 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hà Thu,

No rhyme or reason this is just the way it is, in French,  countries take a definite article.

La France but Paris

L' Espagne but Madrid

L' Italie but Rome

Le Portugal but Lisbonne 

etc.

 

Paris VS France

Why do we say "J'adore la France" but "J'aime Paris" ? Why dont we need to add "le" before "Paris"? 

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