Übersetzung von “the” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch

the

article definitethe /ði/
indicates a single person or thing when you know about it, or when there is only one
le (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) masculine singular , la (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) feminine singular , les masculine-feminine plural

the President of the United States
le Président des Etats-Unis

She closed the book.
Elle referma le livre.

The dog was barking.
Le chien aboyait.

the 2008 Olympic games
les jeux olympiques de 2008
indicates a type rather than a particular thing
le (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) masculine singular , la (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) feminine singular , les masculine-feminine plural

The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal.
Le guépard est l'animal terrestre le plus rapide.

Do you know how to play the piano?
Savez-vous jouer du piano ?
used to explain which thing you are referring to
le (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) masculine singular , la (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) feminine singular , les masculine-feminine plural

Is that the guy you like?
Est-ce que c'est le garçon que tu aimes bien ?

the building next to the post office
le bâtiment à côté de la poste
indicates a particular date
le masculine singular , les années feminine plural

the 11th of January/January the 11th
le 11 janvier

the 1980s
les années 80
used before geographical names
le (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) masculine singular , la (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) feminine singular , les masculine-feminine plural

the Rocky Mountains
les Montagnes Rocheuses

the Indian Ocean
l'Océan Indien
used with an adjective to make a plural noun representing a group of people
les masculine-feminine plural

The Chinese are hosting the meetings.
Les Chinois accueillent les réunions.

benefits for the unemployed
des allocations pour les personnes au chômage
enough for a purpose
le (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) masculine singular , la (before a consonant) / l' (before a vowel) feminine singular

I didn't have the courage to tell her.
Je n'ai pas le courage de le lui dire.
the more, less, higher, etc. .... the more, less, higher, etc.
indicates one thing that changes creates changes in another thing
plus/moins/plus... plus/moins/plus...

The higher gas prices go, the less we drive.
Plus les prix de l'essence augmentent, moins nous conduisons.

The older I get, the more I know what I want.
Plus je vieillis, plus je sais ce que je veux.

(Übersetzung von “the” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

the

adjective /ðə, ði/

(The form /ðə is used before words beginning with a consonant eg the house , ðəhaus or consonant sound eg the union , ðəˈjuːnjən; the form , ði is used before words beginning with a vowel eg the apple , ði ˈapl or vowel sound eg the honour , ði ˈonə/)

l’, le, la, les

used with a singular noun or an adjective to refer to all members of a group etc or to a general type of object, group of objects etc

l’, le, la
The horse is running fast.
I spoke to him on the telephone
He plays the piano/violin very well.

used to refer to unique objects etc, especially in titles and names

l’, le, la
the Duke of Edinburgh
the Atlantic (Ocean).

used after a preposition with words referring to a unit of quantity, time etc

au, (à) l’, (à) la
In this job we are paid by the hour.

used with superlative adjectives and adverbs to denote a person, thing etc which is or shows more of something than any other

le, la, les
He is the kindest man I know
We like him (the) best of all.

(often with all) used with comparative adjectives to show that a person, thing etc is better, worse etc

le, la, les
He has had a week’s holiday and looks (all) the better for it.
the … the …

(with comparative adjective or adverb ) used to show the connection or relationship between two actions, states, processes etc

plus (…) plus (…)
The harder you work, the more you earn.

(Übersetzung von “the” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)