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kirbyultra

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I'm going to have a little brass name plate made and stick it to Sir Toby's bunny condo. He lives in Le Chateau and hubby and I often call him "To" for short. Now, I don't know what's proper French: Le Chateau d'To or Le Chateau de To? :? I don't want to put the wrong thing on the plate! :biggrin: Can anyone help me?
 

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Le Chateau d'To looks like the right one to me. I have only taken 1 quarter of French so I am not real sure about which is the right one.
 

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About.com seems to say that" Michel's book" uses "de". So if it's Toby's castle it should be Le chateau de Toby. It doesn't mention d' at all-- maybe i got it wrong and d' is Italian?! LOL! I studied Spanish in school so I don't know any French grammar.
http://french.about.com/library/prepositions/bl-devsdes.htm

I think using translators for general wordage is ok, but I am wary.about using it for grammar. There's room for contextual error, but I don't know if the machine knows Toby is a proper noun, and it may make a difference? :? *shrug*!
 

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Le chateau de Toby is correct. I was in French immersion for most of my schooling, though I'm mostly terrible at it now lol. D' would be used if his name started with a vowel. :)
 

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"de" is correct, I was also in French Immersion, but it's been a long time for me too :p

I believe d' is only used as an abbreviation for words that start with a vowel. Since To starts with a consonant, you use the full "de".

-Dawn
 

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I'm french and I confirm:

Le Château de To

Notice the '^' on the 'a'... That's IF you want it completely correct. :) Cute!
 

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