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What is the French word for violet?
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What is 'Cape violet' in French?
'Violette du Cap' is a French equivalent of 'Cape violet' or 'Violet of the Cape' [Saintpaulia spp]. The phrase actually is one of two common names in French for the 'African violet'. The feminine noun 'violette' means 'violet'. Its singular definite article is 'la' ['the'], and its singular indefinite 'une' ['a, one']. The word 'du' combines the preposition 'de' and the masculine singular definite article 'le' to mean 'of, from the'. The masculine noun 'Cap' means 'Cape'. Its definite article is 'le', and its indefinite 'un'. All together, they're pronounced 'vyoh-leht dyoo kah'.