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See also: Etats-Unis


Alternative forms[edit]


Proper noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

  • 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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