When do you use en vs the definite article?

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When do you use en vs the definite article?

This lesson states you use either en or l' ; but it does not provide any rules for usage.  

Are they interchangable? Can I use either to say "In winter, I go skiing."
En hiver, je vais skier.
L'hiver, je vais skier.

Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, they are interchangable. Can't think of an example where they wouldn't be.

When do you use en vs the definite article?

This lesson states you use either en or l' ; but it does not provide any rules for usage.  

Are they interchangable? Can I use either to say "In winter, I go skiing."
En hiver, je vais skier.
L'hiver, je vais skier.

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