Our World

Habitats

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Où habites-tu? - Where do you live?

Imagine you’re an animal. Where might you live?

J’habite… - I live…

dans le désert - in the desert

dans la savane - in the savannah

dans la mer - in the sea

dans la jungle - in the jungle

dans une rivière - in a river

dans les bois - in the woods

dans une vallée - in a valley

dans un lac - in a lake

All these places use dans but some places use a different word  – à:

à la montagne - on the mountain

J’habite à la montagne. - I live on the mountain.

Montagne is a FEMININE noun, so you just put the à before the la eg j’habite à la montagne. However, if the noun is masculine, the à and the le are ‘squashed’ to make au:

au bord du lac - beside a lake

You might also live:

sur un glacier - on a glacier

en ville - in a town

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