The usage of the French definite and indefinite articles

  • วรรณชัย คำภีระ
Keywords: Articles, French Articles, French Language

Abstract

This article proposes guidelines for the usage of the French definite and indefinite articles. I analyze the problem of using wrong-type articles by Thai learners of French. This difficulty seems to be rooted in the lack of understanding of the meaning of the articles. The survey of books for learners of French, written by both Thai and French authors, suggests that most explanations on the use of the articles focus on the “form” and not the “meaning”. I thus explain the semantic role of the articles with regard to nouns. I provide guidelines for using the definite and indefinite articles, grouped by meanings, along with explanations and examples in a comparative fashion.

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Published
2018-12-28
How to Cite
คำภีระว. (2018). The usage of the French definite and indefinite articles. Journal of Letters, 47(2), 226-270. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jletters/article/view/163831