We don't hide behind a paywall!

Log and analyse training, find events, get advice, play games, measure routes, and more.
Join Fetcheveryone

Is anyone really good at French?

1 watcher
Apr 2017
5:12pm, 20 Apr 2017
14704 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
ChrisHB
French does not normally have a choice between H totally ignored and H aspirated. A word coming from German generally required the H to be aspirated.

It's not like hotel in English where we can choose to pronounce the H or not.

----

As for today's question, the rule I learned is that when an adjective precedes a noun, the indefinite article is "de", not "des".
Apr 2017
5:24pm, 20 Apr 2017
27543 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
JenL
The evidence above on both questions suggests that language, while generally very systematic, is not governed by incontrovertible rules.
Apr 2017
6:56pm, 20 Apr 2017
14705 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
ChrisHB
Indeed, yet where there are rules, I prefer to know them and be guided by them, at least for a foreign language.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by ChrisHB
Why is the opera called Les Contes d'Hoffmann and not Les Contes de Hoffmann? Foreign words beginni...

Related Threads

  • france
  • language

Fetch Limited Edition Buffs

Order now for immediate dispatch! Our elves are standing by!

The Fetch Book Store

With your help, we're building a collection of all your favourite running, biking, swimming and walking books.

Annual Training mileage

Take a look at our annual training mileage table to find out how your training volume compares for running, cycling, swimming and walking. Filter by age and gender too.

The Breakfast Club!

Where's your favourite place to refuel your face after a run, or midway through a ride? Add your favourite cafes, cake shops and bakeries to our Points Of Interest map


Back To Top