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British English: /ðə/
, /ðɪ/
, /ðiː/
American English: /ði/
, /ðə/

Translation of the in French:


  • 1 (specifying, identifying etc) two chapters of the book
    deux chapitres du livre
    I met them at the supermarket
    je les ai rencontrés au supermarché
  • 2 (best etc) See examples: she's THE violinist of the century
    c'est LA violoniste du siècle, c'est la plus grande violoniste du siècle
    the book of the year
    le meilleur livre de l'année
    THE French restaurant
    le meilleur restaurant français
    THE way of losing weight
    la façon la plus efficace de perdre des kilos
    do you mean THE William Blake?
    tu veux dire LE William Blake?
  • 3 (with family names) See examples: the Hapsburgs/the Buntings
    les Habsbourg/les Bunting
  • 4 (with genre) See examples: the opera
    the ballet
    le ballet
  • 5 (enough) See examples: he hadn't the courage to refuse
    il n'a pas eu le courage de refuser
    we don't have the money for a holiday
    nous n'avons pas les moyens de partir en vacances
    can you spare the time to help me?
    est-ce que tu as du temps pour m'aider?
  • 6 (with era) See examples: the fifties
    les années cinquante
  • 7 (with adj) See examples: the impossible she buys only the best
    elle n'achète que ce qu'il y a de mieux
  • 9 (with comparative adj) See examples: the news made her all the sadder
    la nouvelle n'a fait que la rendre triste
    all better1 more none wise worse
  • 10 (in double comparatives) See examples: the more I learn the less I understand
    plus j'apprends moins je comprends
    the longer I do it the more difficult it becomes
    plus je le fais plus ça devient difficile
    the sooner the better
    le plus tôt sera le mieux
    the longer he waits the harder it will be
    plus il attendra plus ce sera difficile
  • 11 (with superlatives) See examples: the fastest train
    le train le plus rapide
    the prettiest house in the village
    la maison la plus jolie du village

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