Toolbox | Trousse


Adjectives | Les adjectifs

Demonstrative Adjectives | Les adjectifs démonstratifs


Demonstrative adjectives, precede the noun and agree in gender (masculine [m.], feminine [f.]) and in number (singular [s.], plural [pl.]) with the noun they modify.

Demonstrative adjectives show or point out the person, place, or thing referred to.
Singular demonstrative adjectives can mean either “this” or “that.”
Plural demonstrative adjectives can mean either “these” or “those.”

Demonstrative
Adjectives
MASCULIN
MASCULIN
(*before a noun
that starts with a vowel)
FÉMININ
Singular
this
that
ce
Ce camion (m. s.) roule vite.
This/that truck is going fast.


Regardez ce joli gâteau
(m. s.)!
Look at this/that lovely cake!


/toolbox/adjectives/demonstrative_adjectives/audio/ce.mp3
cet
Cet avion (m. s.) vole très haut.
This/that plane flies high.
 

Cet enfant (m. s.) a un rire contagieux.
This/that child has a contagious laughter.


/toolbox/adjectives/demonstrative_adjectives/audio/cet.mp3
cette
Cette discothèque (f. s.) est chic.
This/that disco is stylish.


Écoutez cette belle musique (f. s.).
Listen to this/that beautiful music.


/toolbox/adjectives/demonstrative_adjectives/audio/cette.mp3
Plural
these
those
ces
Ces nuages (m. pl.) flottent dans le ciel.
These/those clouds are floating in the sky.


Ces joueuses de hockey (f. pl.) portent des nouveaux jerseys.
These/those hockey players are wearing new jerseys.


/toolbox/adjectives/demonstrative_adjectives/audio/ces.mp3


* Demonstrative adjectives replace the French definite articles (le, la, les) to indicate a specific noun.