Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

AurélieKwiziq team member

Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Shouldn't the correct answer be Je viens du Monaco ?"
Asked 5 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Jerry !

That's an interesting question!
Monaco is indeed a peculiar case, what we call in French "une cité-État" (a city State), as the city of Monaco covers the totality of the Country of Monaco. It is also called "la principauté de Monaco".
I guess that explains why in French you would never say "Je viens du Monaco", but actually consider it - grammatically at least - as a city.
I however decided to add a hint to the question, to avoid any confusion :)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
RebeccaB2Kwiziq community member
Je viens de Perth en australie. Merci :)

Jerry asked: "Isn't Monaco a country not a city?"

Shouldn't the correct answer be Je viens du Monaco ?"

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