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Alternative formsEdit


états (states) +‎ unis (united), calque of English United States


  • IPA(key): /e.ta.z‿
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Proper nounEdit

les États-Unis m pl

  1. the United States (of America)
    Les États-Unis sont un grand pays.
    The United States is a big country.

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike the English equivalent, États-Unis is always used as a plural noun.
  • In older French practice, capital letters did not take diacritics, so É becomes E. This was mostly done because of technical constraints. Formal orthotypography maintains the diacritics.

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