Friday, 23 January 2009

Where do you live?

Keep learning things that mean something to you. It is fairly easy to say that you live in a town. J’habite à Preston or wherever you live. It is fairly straightforward for countries. J’habite en Angleterre. However did you know that when you live in a county it is j’habite dans le Lancashire.

Of course life is not this easy. You live en feminine countries but au masculine countries. There are not that many masculine countries but if you have Welsh connections then you have to learn au pays de Galles and you may even need to know aux États-Unis.

It is nice to know that ils ont débarqué au Havre. It tells you that sometimes you have to change the Le in Le Havre, but almost always the word to translates with à - je vais à Londres.

A bientôt

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