I am always confused about when to use the article le la l’...
We are from (de). does or does not need a la or a du (de le)
To simplify matters, most cities do not have an article so you will use simply 'de' (= from ).
Je suis de Versailles = I am form Versailles
Je suis de Marseille = I am from Marseilles
Je suis de Paris = I am from Paris
Je suis de Lisbonne = I am from Lisbon
But some have an article in front of them (so do lots of villages in France),
Le Havre, Le Caire ( Cairo) , La Rochelle, La Haye ( The Hague)
----> je viens du Havre, du Caire, de la Rochelle, de la Haye, etc.
Also you will use 'du, de la, de l', and des with countries as in the following Kwiziq lesson -
Hope this helps!
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