What swimming word begins with L?
"L'uomo sta nuotando" is an Italian equivalent of "The man is swimming." Specifically, the masculine singular definite article "l"* means "the." The masculine noun "uomo" means "man." The present progressive "sta nuotando" means "(He/She/It) is swimming, (You) are swimming." The pronunciation is "LWOH-mo stah nwoh-TAHN-doh." *It actually is "il." But the vowel "i" drops before a noun that begins with a consonant. The temporary nature of that drop is indicated by an apostrophe after the…
What is the meaning of the L' that goes before certain words in the French language and is it only used on a certain type of word?
The "L" stands for either "La" or "Le" they are articles, the same as "the" in English. When French word begins with a consonant, the word "La" or "Le" is used in full, like "Le table" or "La crayon". But when a French word begins with a vowel, the vowel is elided with the vowel of the article, like in "L'eglise" or "L'orange".