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definite articles with physical characteristics
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The definite article (le, la, l', les) is often used with parts of the body instead of a possessive determiner (mon, ma, mes, etc.). Sentences with this structure always use the verb avoir to indicate that the possessor is the subject of the sentence. The following French sentences are equivalent.

tammy olympia

Tex rêve: Ah, Tammy! Tu as les yeux brûlants, la bouche pulpeuse, les cheveux si doux ...   Tex is dreaming: Ah Tammy! You have fiery eyes, full lips, such soft hair ...
Tex rêve: Ah Tammy! Ton regard est brûlant, ta bouche pulpeuse, tes cheveux si doux ...   Tex is dreaming: Ah Tammy! Your eyes are fiery, your lips full, your hair so soft ...

However, an indefinite article is used if an adjective comes before the part of the body:

Tex continue: Tammy, tu as un petit nez pointu et de grandes oreilles décollées ...   Tex continues: Tammy, you have a little pointed nose and big ears which stick out ...

The definite article is also always used when pronominal verbs refer to parts of the body.


fill in the blanks
Fill in the blank with the correct article : le, la, les, un, une, or de. HINT: adjective agreement in the sentences may help you discover the gender of each noun.
1. Corey a ________ yeux bleus. (blue eyes)

2. Tex a _______ poil gris. (grey coat)

3. Tammy a ______ jolie bouche. (pretty mouth)

4. Tex a _______ jolies jambes. (pretty legs)

5. Bette a ________ visage noir. (black face)

6. Tammy a ________ cheveux bouclés. (curly hair)

7. Tex a toujours ________ corps luisant. (glistening body)

8. Joe-Bob a ________ joues joufflues. (plump cheeks)

9. Fiona a ________ taille fine. (thin waist)

10. Tammy a ________ teint rose. (rosy complexion)

11. Bette a ________ peau douce. (soft skin)

12. Tex a ________ beau nez texan. (beautiful Texan nose)