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Kwiziq community member
23 February 2019
"For pronunciation reasons, you will use en with masculine countries starting with a vowel" yet États-Unis is using aux. Is that only because it is plural?
This question relates to:French lesson "Using en with feminine countries and au(x) with masculine countries to say in or to (prepositions)"
Kwiziq language super star
25 February 2019
The United States of America is 'Les États-Unis d'Amérique' in French so you would say -
Je vais aux État-Unis le mois prochain = I am going to the United States next month.
Hope this helps!
I guess the point is that there is no issue with pronunciation when using aux, because the 'x' will be pronounced as 'z'.
26 February 2019
Oh, I didn't think about the liaison. I'm never sure when there is one and when there isn't since it seems like there frequently isn't and I haven't found a rule for it. Thank you Alan and Cécile.
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