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Nina

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2017

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I am going to..

In the kwiz the first question was "Complete the sentence with the correct definite article: Je vais visiter ________ France cet été." I didn't choose any article because in another lesson it was mentioned that when talking about going to or from a country, you won't use the definite article. Then why it was marked as a wrong answer? Thank you for your answer!

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Continents, countries, regions & states are masculine, feminine or plural (gender) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2017

7/12/17

Je vais en France. -- I am going to France. Je viens de France. -- I am coming from France. Je visite la France. -- I visit France. There is always either a preposition or the definite article in front of a country name. S if the verb doesn't require a proposition you use the definite article. -- Chris (not a native speaker).

Nina

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2017

7/12/17

Thank you Chris for your explanation!

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2018

28/02/18

Hi Nina, 

With the verb "visiter" you always use the article, so you will have , for exemple,

Je vais visiter la France, la Russie et la Pologne ensuite je visiterai le Vietnam et le Japon.

I am going to visit France, Russia and Poland and then I will visit Vietnam and Japan.

But,  

je vais aller en France, en Russie et en Pologne et ensuite j'irai au Vietnam et au Japon.

I am going to go to France, to Russia and Poland but then I'll go to Vietnam and Japan.

 

Hope this helps!

 

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