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French Translations of US States

How do you say the US states in French?

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Here are the 50 US states as said in French. Most states are masculine; only the nine in italics are feminine. Knowing the gender will help you choose the correct definite article and geographical prepositions to use with each state. The English names are provided (in parentheses) only when not identical to the French spelling.

les États-Unis (d'Amérique)  United States (of America)

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas

Californie  (California)
Caroline du Nord
  (North Carolina)
Caroline du Sud
  (South Carolina)
Colorado
Connecticut

Dakota du Nord  (North Dakota)
Dakota du Sud  (South Dakota)
Delaware

Floride  (Florida)

Géorgie  (Georgia)

Hawaï  (Hawaii)

Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa

Kansas
Kentucky

Louisiane  (Louisiana)

Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana

Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
l'état de New York*  (New York [State])
Nouveau-Mexique  (New Mexico)

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon

Pennsylvanie  (Pennsylvania)

Rhode Island

Tennessee
Texas

Utah

Vermont
Virginie  (Virginia)
Virginie-Occidentale
  (West Virginia)

l'état de Washington*  (Washington [State])
Wisconsin
Wyoming


*These are said this way to distinguish between the cities and states with the same name.
 

Quiz: Gender of US states and Canadian provinces

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