pourquoi il n'est pas: Je viens d'Hong Kong?

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Kwiziq community member

20 January 2019

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pourquoi il n'est pas: Je viens d'Hong Kong?

Je viens d'Omaha.


Je viens de Hong Kong.

pourquoi il n'est pas

Je viens d'Hong Kong?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Je viens de + [city] = I'm from + [city]"


Kwiziq language super star

20 January 2019


Hi Atul,

  • You do not say,

d’Hong Kong 

because it has what is called in French a H aspirate which means you indicate its presence by not doing what you have been taught to do when there’s a clash of vowel and consonant, called an elision...

You have to say 

de Hong Kong, de Hollande ....

Hope this helps!





Kwiziq community member

21 January 2019


Oui, merci beaucoup Cécile!

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