Prepositions with islands

YvetteB1Kwiziq community member

Prepositions with islands

Hi,

I wondered whether islands take the feminine gender?  For instance, how would one say:

in/to/ from Sri Lanka; and

in/to/from Ceylon

Thanks,

Yvette.


Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Yvette, 

It depends on the islands as many don't have  articles like Chypre ( Cyprus) , or Cuba so you will say -

Je vais à Chypre/à Cuba cette année 

Je viens de Chypre/de Cuba

In the case of Sri Lanka, it has a masculine article -

Le Sri Lanka 

so the same rules apply as for masculine or feminine countries :

Je vais au Sri Lanka

Je viens du Sri Lanka

But if talking of La Guadeloupe  or La Martinique -

Je viens de la Martinique/de la Guadeloupe

Je vais en Martinique /en Guadeloupe

 

Hope this helps!

StuartA1Kwiziq community member

please base this lesson on french speaking regions such as FRANCE and SWITZERLAND 

it is so annoying that everything is based on America. 

we are not all Americans here. I paid for a years subscription. please fix this error ASAP

Prepositions with islands

Hi,

I wondered whether islands take the feminine gender?  For instance, how would one say:

in/to/ from Sri Lanka; and

in/to/from Ceylon

Thanks,

Yvette.


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