The articles in French
Nouns are always preceded by articles. Those articles tell a lot about the nouns, such as whether it is feminine or masculine, or if the noun is definite or indefinite! French articles are used in similar conditions as in English. The only differences between the French and English articles are that the French articles vary according to the genre and number of the noun.
Definite VS Indefinite Articles in French
Indefinite articles are used when referring to something unspecified. They are used when the noun has not been identified or named by the speaker.
Definite articles are used when the noun is clearly identified by the speaker.
Example of definite VS indefinite French articles:
J’ai vu un (indefinite) tigre au zoo.
Le (definite) tigre était très grand.
I saw a (indefinite) tiger at the zoo.
The (definite) tiger was big.
Free Printable PDF Exercises: Articles in French
Now that you have learned about the definite and indefinite articles in French, you can test your knowledge with the following worksheets.