Indefinite article "une"

French Language Asked on October 24, 2021

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IMHO, une is an indefinite article in French, so its correspondence in English is a/an. Could you please elaborate on how the sentence Il y a une touriste devant le musée is translated as There’s a tourist in front of the museum, but not There’s a tourist in front of a museum?

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Un/une are the indefinte articles, le/la/les are the definite articles.

Une touristea tourist; le muséethe museum.

In this sentence, the English indefinite and definite articles correspond exactly with the French ones (which is often not the case). Could you explain why you are confused?

Answered by Peter Shor on October 24, 2021

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