French demonstrative adjectives

French lesson 13 of grammar: French demonstrative adjectives (ce, cet, cette, ces)

French demonstrative adjectives (ce, cet, cette, ces)

Knowing the French demonstrative adjectives is really very important. Indeed, in French, demonstrative adjectives are widely used. So knowing how to use the French demonstrative adjectives is essential. This grammar point must be learned and mastered at beginner level (level A1). The video below will teach you how to use the French demonstrative adjectives (ce, ce, cette, ces):

In French, there are four demonstrative adjectives depending on gender (masculine or feminine) and number (singular or plural):

Singular
Plural
Masculine
ce ou cet
ces
Feminine
cette
ces

In French, you have to make demonstrative adjectives agree with the noun:


- with a singular masculine name like “livre”, we use the demonstrative adjective “ce”. Example: “J’aime ce livre.”


- with a singular masculine name starting with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u or y) like “arbre”, we use the demonstrative adjective “cet”. Example: “J’aime cet arbre.”


- with a feminine singular name like “voiture”, we use the demonstrative adjective “cette”. Example: “J’aime cette voiture.”


- with a plural masculine noun like “livres”, we use the demonstrative adjective “ces”. Example: “J’aime ces livres.”


- with a feminine plural noun like “voitures”, we use the demonstrative adjective “ces”. Example: “J’aime ces voitures.”


To deepen this grammar lesson on the French demonstrative adjectives, you can study the French course: learn to describe an object.

Once you have successfully mastered this grammar lesson on demonstrative adjectives in French, you can move on to the next grammar lesson:


French grammar lesson 14: French prepositions of place


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