l'

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Contraction of the masculine article el.

Article[edit]

l’ m

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes[edit]
  • The masculine singular article el contracts to l' before a word beginning with a vowel or h: l’asturianu (the Asturian), l’hermanu (the brother)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of the feminine article la.

Article[edit]

l’ f

  1. (definite) the
Usage notes[edit]
  • The feminine singular article la contracts to l' before a word beginning with a or ha: l’asturiana (the Asturian), l’habitación (the habitation)
Related terms[edit]

Catalan[edit]

Article[edit]

l' m, f

  1. Contraction of el; the
  2. Contraction of la; the

Usage notes[edit]

el is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-. la is contracted to l' before a vowel or h-, except before a following (h)i- or (h)u-.

Pronoun[edit]

l'

  1. Contraction of el.
  2. Contraction of la.

Usage notes[edit]

See above.

Declension[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Article[edit]

l' (definite)

  1. (poetic) apocopic form of la the

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

l’ m, f (singular, definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of le, la The.

Pronoun[edit]

l’ m, f (third-person singular)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of le, la Him, her, it.
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Friulian[edit]

Friulian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
l'
i
feminine  la
l'
lis

Article[edit]

l’ m, f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of il, la the

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contration of li, from French lui.

Pronoun[edit]

l'

  1. Alternative spelling of l; contraction of li.

Ido[edit]

Article[edit]

l'

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of la the

Italian[edit]

Italian Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine il
lo
i
gli
feminine  la le

Article[edit]

l’ m, f (definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of il/lo, la the

Ladin[edit]

Article[edit]

l' f (singular)

  1. the (before a vowel)

See also[edit]


Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ille, illa

Particle[edit]

l' m and f (singular and plural definite)

  1. (before a vowel) apocopic form of 'o, 'a the

Old French[edit]

Article[edit]

l’

  1. (before a vowel sound) apocopic form of la/le the