Contraction with small words ending in -e
When a little French word ending in -e is followed by a word starting with a vowel, there is usually a contraction.
Words like: le, ce, se, de, me, je, ne, te
Je le prends but je l’attrape: I take it, I catch it
C’est: it is
Il se lave but ils s’aiment: he is washing himself, they love each other
J’ai besoin d’amis: I need friends
J’utilise: I am using
Je n’attrape pas: I don’t catch
Je t’aime: I love you.