Paul asked: "Can you please explain why "Je me rappelle le Québec." is correct ?

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Paul asked: "Can you please explain why "Je me rappelle le Québec." is correct ?

What are the ways of saying ''I remember Québec.'' ? Je me rappelle du Québec. / Je me souviens du Québec. / Je me rappelle le Québec.
Asked 2 years ago
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Bonjour Paul ! Great question indeed! The answer is linked to the fact that in French, countries are always used with definite articles: "J'aime la France." - I love France. See also our related lesson: Using le, la, l', les with continents, countries & regions names (definite articles) Therefore here, you will use either the contracted "du" (de+le) after "se souvenir" or "se rappeler", but you can also omit the "de" with "se rappeler", in which case you're left with "le". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Paul asked: "Can you please explain why "Je me rappelle le Québec." is correct ?

What are the ways of saying ''I remember Québec.'' ? Je me rappelle du Québec. / Je me souviens du Québec. / Je me rappelle le Québec.

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