Demonstrative pronouns in French: Rules and Examples
– Demonstrative Pronouns in French for beginners –
Demonstrative pronouns are used to point out people, animals, or things. In French, the demonstrative pronouns are: “ce”, “cette”, “ces” for singular and plural respectively.
- “ce” is used for masculine nouns
- “cette” is used for feminine nouns
- “ces” is used for both masculine and feminine nouns
- “Ce livre est intéressant.” (This book is interesting.)
- “Cette voiture est rapide.” (This car is fast.)
- “Ces livres sont intéressants.” (These books are interesting.)
- “Ces voitures sont rapides.” (These cars are fast.)
Demonstrative pronouns are placed before the noun they refer to and must match the gender and number of the noun.
It’s important to practice using the correct demonstrative pronouns in context to become more familiar with their usage.
Practice making sentences using different nouns, both singular and plural, and different genders.
I hope this lesson helps with your French teaching!