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Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
What are demonstrative adjectives?

Demonstrative adjectives are used to point out a noun. In French, demonstrative adjectives have the following forms:

Singular Plural
masculine ce ces
masculine before
vowel or mute "h" cet ces
feminine cette ces

Liason is mandatory between "ces" and a following vowel or mute "h".
The pronunciation of "cet" and "cette" is identical.

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What are the rules of use of the demonstrative adjectives?

1. Demonstrative adjectives are always immediately followed by a noun and agree in gender and number with that noun.
a) The masculine singular has two forms
- "Ce" is used before a masculine singular noun or adjective beginning with a consonant or "h" aspiré.
f.e. Ce verre.
- "Cet" is used before a masculine singular noun or adjective beginning with a vowel or mute "h".
b) The feminine singular form is "cette". It is used before all feminine singular nouns and adjectives.
f.e. cette asiette
c) The plural form is "ces". It is used before all plural nouns or adjectives (masculine or feminine).
f.e. ces verres
2. The demonstrative adjectives must be repeated before each noun in a series.
f.e. Ce chandail et cette jupe.
3. "Ce", "cet" and "cette" mean both "this" and "that", "ces" means both "these" and "those".
f.e. Comment trouves-tu ce film? (How do you like this/that movie?)

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this/that loudspeaker

ce haut-parleur

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this/that new hotel

ce nouvel hôtel

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this/that old man

ce vieil homme

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this/that friend

cet ami

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this/that man

cet homme

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this/that veteran

cet ancien combattant

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this/that hotel

cet hôtel

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this/that plate

cette asiette

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this/that other cup

cette autre tasse

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this/that story

cette histoire

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this/that hedge

cette haie

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these/those glasses

ces verres

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these/those men

ces hommes

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these/those plates

ces assiettes

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these/those other cups

ces autres tasses

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these/those green beans

ces haricots verts

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this/that man and woman

cet homme et cette femme

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these/those girls and boys

ces filles et ces garçons

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I don't know these/those people.

Je ne connais pas ces gens.

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How is the contrast between "this, these" and "that, those" made in French?

When a contrast between "this" and "that" or between "these" and "those" need to be made, one adds a hyphenated "-ci" to the noun (preceded by the appropriate demonstrative adjective) in order to express "this" or "these", and one adds a hyphenated "-là" to the noun (preceded by the appropriate demonstrative adjective) in order to express "that" and "those". The particle "-ci" indicates that the noun is close to the speaker, "-là" that the noun is farther away from the speaker.
f.e. ce manteau-ci, ce vélo-là

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this computer

cet ordinateur-ci

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that tree

cet arbre-là

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this car

cette voiture-ci

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that street

cette rue-là

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these students

ces étudiants-ci

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those napkins

ces serviettes-là

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Do you prefer this color or that color?

Préférez-vous cette couleur-ci ou cette couleur-là?

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this morning

ce matin

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this afternoon

cet après-midi

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tonight (evening)

ce soir

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tonight, last night

cette nuit (means either "tonight" or "last night" depending on the context)

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this month

ce mois

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this year

cette année

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this Easter (Christmas)

cette année à Pâques (Noël)

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at the moment

en ce moment

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this century

ce siècle

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this summer

cet été

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this winter

cet hiver

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this spring

ce printemps

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this fall

cet automne

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this time

cette fois

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one of these days

un de ces jours

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I am going to sleep well tonight.

Je vais bien dormir cette nuit.

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I slept badly last night.

J'ai mal dormi cette nuit.

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What are the demonstrative pronouns?

Demonstrative pronouns are not followed by nouns, they replace (usually previously mentioned) nouns. In French demonstrative pronoun agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces and has the following four formats:

Singular Plural
masculine celui ceux
feminine celle celles

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What are the rules of use of the demonstrative pronouns?

"Celui", "celle", "ceux" and "celles" are never used alone. They are always immediately followed by obe of the following:
1. a relative pronoun (qui, que, dont, où, auquel, etc.)
f.e. celui (celle) qui - the one who (that, which)
f.e. Quel foulard désirez-vous? - Je voudrais celui qui est dans la vitrine.
2. the preposition "de" (generally follwed by a noun indicating possesion and corresponding to English "noun+'s"
f.e. celui (celle) de
f.e. ceux (celles) de
f.e Je préfère le climat de la Bretagne à celui de la Provence.
3. "-ci" or "-là" when a contrast between "this one" and "that one" and between "these (ones)" and "those (ones)" needs to be made.
f.e. celui-ci, celle-ci, ceux-ci, celles-ci
f.e. celui-là, celle-là, ceux-là, celles-là
f.e. Quel chemin devons-nous prendre, celui-ci où celui-là?
When no contrast (between "this one" and "that one", and between "these" and "those") is expressed, the "-ci" forms and "-là" forms are interchangeable, meaning both "this one" or "that one" in the singular and "these" or "those" in the plural.
f.e. Quelle tarte voudriez-vous? - Donnez-moi celle-ci. or Donnez-moi celle-là.

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Which form is prefered in French "-ci" or "-là" when no contrast is expressed between "this one" and "that one", and between "these" and "those")?

-là
f.e. Quel dessert prenez-vous? - Je vais prendre celui-là.

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Of these belts, the one which I prefer is the purple one.

De toutes ces ceintures, celle que je préfère est la violette.

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We always like the ones who admire us, and we don't always like the ones whom we admire.

Nous aimons toujours ceux qui nous admirent, et nous n'aimons pas toujours ceux que nous admirons.

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The best vacation is the one which one spends with the family.

Les meilleurs vacances, ce sont celles que l'on passe en famille.

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Truffaut's films are the ones (which) I remember best.

Les films de Truffaut sont ceux dont je me souviens le mieux.

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He writes as well in Molière's language as in Shakespeare's.

Il écrit aussi bien dans la langue de Molière que dans celle de Shakespeare.

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My father's parents live in Paris, my mother's live in Lyon.

Les parents de mon père vivent à Paris, ceux de ma mère habitent à Lyon.

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What is the brand name of these cars? - This one is Renault, that one is a Peugeot.

Quelle est la marque de ces voitures? - Celle-ci est une Renault, celle-là est une Peugeot.

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Which stamps do you want, these or those?

Quels timbres voulez-vous, ceux-ci ou ceux-là?

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The one who wins will receive a prize.

Celui/celle qui gagne recevra un prix.

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Which shoes do you want to see? - Those, the red ones.

Quels souliers voulez-vous voir? - Ceux-là, les rouges.

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What are the rules of use of the demonstrative pronoun "ce" (" c' " before "e")?

When "ce" is used as a demonstrative pronoun, it is invariable. It can mean "this, that, these, it" and, when it precedes a noun indicating a person or persons, "he, she" or "they". As a pronoun, "ce" is always used with a form of the verb "être" (which either precedes or follows "ce" immediately) and generally refers to something previously mentioned.

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What is the construction "ce+être" followed by?

ce + être is followe by:
1. a determiner (an article or possessive adjective) + noun (which can be modified by an adjective)
Sentences consisting of "ce+être+determiner+noun" normally refer to a previous statement or situation, but "ce" can also refer to a following sentence part introduced by "de + infinitive".
f.e. C'était un plaisir de vous connaître.
2. a proper noun
f.e. C'est David.
3. a pronoun
Qui est-ce? Est-ce toi, Pierre?
4. a superlative
C'est le meilleur film de tous les temps.
5. a masculine singular adjective or an adverb to refer to a previously mentioned idea, situation or event.
C'est triste!
"Ce" followed by "être+masculine singular adjective or adverb" can also announce a specific noun or clause.
C'est joli, ce paysage.

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What is the gender and number of the adjective after "ce+être"?

After "ce+être", the adjective is always in the masculine singular form, no matter what "ce" refers to.
f.e. Cette région en hiver, c'est très beau! (NOT "belle"!)

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What does precede the infinitive when "ce+être+adjective" is followed by an infinitive?

the preposition "à"
f.e. Quel âge a-t-elle? - C'est difficile à dire.

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It's a miracle!

C'est un miracle!

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That's a good idea!

C'est une bonne idée!

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That's not good French!

Ce n'est pas du bon français.

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It's not worth the trouble.

Ce n'est pas la peine.

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That's the same thing.

C'est la même chose.

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They are my nephews.

Ce sont mes neveux.

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What is that? - That's a butterfly.

Qu'est-ce que c'est? -C'est un papillon.

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It's them.

Ce sont eux. (spoken French generally uses "c'est" before "eux" and "elles")

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This is not your coat, it's mine.

Ce n'est pas ton manteau, c'est le mien.

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That's the one I want.

C'est celui-là que je veux.

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That's all.

C'est tout.

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That's great!

C'est bien / génial / chouette / formidable!

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That's super!

C'est super!

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That's the same.

C'est pareil.

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It's agreed!

C'est entendu!

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That's funny!

C'est drôle!

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Don't worry about it. It's no big deal.

Ce n'est pas grave.

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That's true.

C'est vrai.

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That's false.

C'est faux.

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Is that far from here?

C'est loin d'ici?

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That's unfair.

Ce n'est pas juste.

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That's for sure.

C'est sûr.

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That's (very) nice of you.

C'est (très) gentil de votre part.
or
C'est (très) gentil à vous.

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What are you saying is interesting.

C'est intéressant, ce que vous dites.

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What are the uses of "ce"?

1. One often uses "ce+être+noun", pronoun or adverb+qui or que for emphasis.
f.e. C'est ta fille qui me l'a dit.
2. "Ce" is used in the constructions "c'est+noun" or "c'est+que+clause" to specify an/or explain what has been stated at the beginning of the sentence.
f.e. Mon violon d'Ingres, c'est la peinture.
3. "Ce+être" is used before dates, weekdays or adverbs of time.
f.e. Quel jour est-ce aujourd'hui? - C'est (aujourd'hui) mardi.
4. "C'est" is used in the equation of two infinitives or two nouns.
f.e. Vouloir, c'est pouvoir
5. The demonstrative pronoun "ce" is also part of the relative pronouns (ce qui, ce que, ce dont, ce à quoi) meaning "what".
f.e. Ce qui est arrivé est regrettable.
6. "Ce" is used in the construction "c'est+noun (or+de+infinitive) to summarize a previous clause beginning with "ce qui, ce que, ce dont, etc"
7. "Ce+être+à+noun or pronoun" (+de+infinitive) is used for emphasis and to express whose turn it is.
f.e. C'est à vous de décider.

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I am (the one who is) paying.

C'est moi qui paie.

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We are (the ones who are) responsible.

C'est nous qui sommes responsables.

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They are (the ones who are) right.

Ce sont eux qui ont raison.

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I like dogs. It's cats that I hate.

J'aime les chiens. Ce sont les chats que je déteste.

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I will see him tomorrow.

C'est demain que je le verrai.

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That's where I lived when I was young.

C'est là que j'habitais quand j'étais jeune.

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The problem is that I don't have the time.

Le problème, c'est que je n'ai pas le temps.

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Tomorrow is the second of June.

C'est demain le deux juin.

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It's now or never.

C'est maintenant ou jamais.

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When is your birthday?

C'est quand ton anniversaire?

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Yesterday was my birthday.

C'était hier mon anniversaire.

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Time is money.

Le temps, c'est d'argent.

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Do what you want.

Faites ce que vous voulez.

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What I suggest is to continue.

Ce que je propose, c'est de continuer.

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It's his turn to play.

C'est à lui de jouer.

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It's Peter's turn (to speak).

C'est à Pierre (de parler).

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It's your turn.

C'est à vous (toi).

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That's Greek (lit. Hebrew) to me.

C'est de l'hébreu pour moi.

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It's too good to be true.

C'est trop beau pour être vrai.

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Take it or live it.

C'est à prendre ou à laisser.

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It's easy as pie!

C'est simple comme bonjour!

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That's a house of another color. (= completely different)

C'est une autre paire de manches.

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That's the icing on the cake.

C'est la cerise sur le gâteau.

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It's the straw that breaks the camel's back.

C'est la goutte d'eau qui fait déborder la vase.

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That is incredible but true.

C'est incroyable mais vrai.

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It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

C'est bonnet blanc et blanc bonnet.

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It comes up to the same!

C'est kif-kif.

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It's a tempest in a teapot.

C'est une tempête dans un verre d'eau.

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It's the calm before the storm.

C'est le calme avant le tempête.

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It was meant jokingly.

C'était pour rire.

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Period!

Un point, c'est tout!

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It's a very close by.

C'est à deux pas d'ici.

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It's agreed.

C'est d'accord.

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It's a figure of speech.

C'est une façon de parler.

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It is (was) love at first sight.

C'est (c'était) le coup de foudre.

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Enough is enough!

Trop c'est trop.

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It's a promise.

C'est promis.

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It's safe.

C'est sans danger.

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That's a shame!

C'est dommage!

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that is to say

c'est-à-dire

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It will take a long time.

Ce sera long.

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What is the difference between "C'est" and "il (elle) est" and "ce sont" and "ils (elles) sont"?

A. "Il est, elle est" are used to express "he is, she is, it is", "ils sont, elles sont" are used to epress "they are"
1. before an adjective (referring to a specific person or thing)
f.e. C'est ton-appareil-photo? Il est beau!
2. before a preposition (+determiner+noun)
f.e. Le sel? Il est sur la table.
3. before an adverb
f.e. Les moustiques? Ils sont partout.
4. before an unmodified noun without an article (referring to a profession, nationality or religion)
f.e. Elle est infirmière.
BUT
When the noun indicating profession, nationality or religion is modified by an adjective, "ce+être+indefinite article is used.
f.e. C'est une infirmière extraordinaire.

B. "C'est" is used to express "he is, she is, it is", "ce sont" is used to express "they are".
1. before a proper noun
f.e. C'est François.
2. before a determiner + noun or noun modified by an adjective.
f.e. C'est le professeur.
3. before a pronoun
f.e. Ce sont eux.

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Here is her mother. She is French.

Voilà sa mère. Elle est française.

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How do you like these cookies? - They are good.

Comment trouves-tu ces biscuits? - Ils sont bons!

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She is at her mother's house.

Elle est chez sa mère.

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Where are my keys? - They are in your handbag.

Où sont mes clès? - Elles sont dans ton sac à main.

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He is Canadian.

Il est canadien.

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He is a bilingual Canadian.

C'est un Canadien bilingue.

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They are fervent Catholics.

Ce sont des catholiques fervents.

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This (she) is Madame Duval.

C'est Madame Duval.

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She Tom's wife.

C'est la femme de Tom.

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He is a friend.

C'est un ami.

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She is my aunt.

C'est ma tante.

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Is he your brother?

Est-ce ton frère?

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They are Italians.

Ce sont des Italiens.

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They are my parents.

Ce sont mes parents.

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She is a good student.

C'est une bonne étudiante.

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He is an excellent doctor.

C'est un excellent médecin.

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She is my best friend.

C'est ma meilleure amie.

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They are very good lawyers.

Ce sont de très bons avocats.

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It was her. (She was the one.)

C'était elle.

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It's not him.

Ce n'est pas lui.

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He is the one you know.

C'est celui que tu connais.

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What are the rules of use of the demonstrative pronouns "ceci" and "cela" (ça)?

The demonstrative pronouns " ceci" (this) and "cela" (that) are invariable. They generally don't have a specific noun antecedent, but refer to statements or ideas. In informal French, "cela" is often replaced by its abbreviated form "ça". Unlike "ce", "ceci" and "cela" are never followed by "être".
1. "Ceci" generally refers to something that is going to be said.
f.e. Dites ceci à votre ami: Je n'ai pas besoin de ses conseils.
"Cela" generally refers to something which has been said before.
f.e. Il a été licencié; cela (ça) nous a choqués.
2. When opposed in one sentence, "ceci" refers to the closer item (English: this), "cela" to the more remote one. (English: that)
f.e. Ceci me plaît, cela ne plaît pas.
3. When no contrast between "this" and "that" needs to be made, "cela" (ça) is farm more frequent than "ceci", translating "this", "that" and "it". "Cela" can be used as subject or object of all verbs except "être" (where "ce" is used).
f.e. Buvez cela (ça), cela vous fera du bien.
4. With the verbs "aimer", "adorer", "détester", one uses "ça" instead of the object pronouns ("le, la, l' " and "les") to replace a noun t hat refers to a thing.
Tu aimes le théâtre? - Oui, j'adore ça!
5. In colloquial usage
- "ça" can be used to stress an interrogative word
f.e. Où ça?
- "ça" can be placed before or after "c'est" (+ noun or adjective) for emphasis.
f.e. Ça, c'est vrai! (C'est vrai, ça!)
6. "Ça" can refer to animates in a general (pejorative) sense.
f.e. Les bébes, ça pleure tout le temps.

152

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This is going to shock you. He was laid off.

Ceci va vous choquer: il a été licencié.

153

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They cancelled two classes; I find that outrageous.

Ils ont supprimé deux classés; je trouve cela (ça) scandaleux.

154

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This belongs to me, that belongs to you.

Ceci est à moi, cela est à toi.

155

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
This is correct, that is not.

Ceci est correct, cela ne l'est pas.

156

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Don't make fun of me! I don't like that.

Ne vous moquez pas de moi. Je n'aime pas ça!

157

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Go watch this movie, that will cheer you up.

Va voir ce film, ça te changera les idées.

158

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
Does it bother you if I smoke?

Cela (ça) ne vous dérange pas si je fume?

159

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She washed the dishes and after that, she went out.

Elle a fait la vaisselle et après ça, elle est sortie.

160

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
Do you like the oysters? - I hate them!

Vous aimez les huîtres? - Je déteste ça!

161

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
Who (did you say)?

Qui ça?

162

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How so, how come, how's that?

Comment ça?

163

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Why's that?

Pourquoi ça?

164

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What is that?

C'est quoi, ça?

165

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What (on earth) is that?

Qu'est-ce que c'est (que) ça?

166

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That's unbelievable!

C'est incroyable, ça!

167

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That's a shame!

C'est dommage!

168

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That's strange!

C'est curieux, ça!

169

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That's alarming!

Ça, c'est grave!

170

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That's my car!

Ça, c'est ma voiture!

171

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That doesn't matter.

Ça ne fait rien.

172

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That doesn't appeal to me.

Ça ne me dit rien.

173

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That (it) depends.

Ça dépend.

174

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I don't care.

Ça m'est égal.

175

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He doesn't care.

Ça lui est égal.

176

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
How is it going?

Ça va?

177

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I am fine.

Ça va bien.

178

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
How are you? - So,so

Comment vas-tu? - Comme si comme ça.

179

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
Does that suit you? Is that ok with you?

Ça vous / te va? (Ça vous / te convient?)

180

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That suits me. That's ok with me. That works for me.

Ça me va. (Ça me convient. Ça m'arrange.)

181

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That happens.

Ça arrive.

182

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How much is it? - It's one hundred euros.

Ça fait combien? - Ça fait cent euros.

183

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That's enough!

Ça suffit!

184

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That's none of your business.

Ça ne te (vous) regarde pas.

185

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Ist goes without saying.

Ça va sans dire.

186

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That amounts to the same thing.

Ça revient au même.

187

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
Do you like that? - I (don't) like that.

Ça vous plaît? - Ça (ne) me plaît (pas).

188

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It's fattening.

Ça fait grossir.

189

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That hurts!

Ça fait mal!

190

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That's expensive.

Ça coûte cher.

191

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That costs an arm and a leg.

Ça coûte les yeux de la tête.

192

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How didi it go? How was it? - It went very well.

Comment ça s'est passé? - Ça s'est très bien passé.

193

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apart from that, besides that

à part ça

194

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I am a little tired but besides that, I am fine.

Je suis un peu fatigué, mais à part ça, je vais bien.

195

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Amazing! Imagine that!

Ça alors!

196

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That's it! It's done! Finished! It has finally happened!

Ça y est!

197

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That's right! That's it!

C'est ça!

198

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Anything else? (salesperson to a customer)

Et avec ça?

199

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That has nothing to do with it.

Ça n'a rien à voir.

200

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That does good.

Ça fait du bien.

201

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it's fun to (to+infinitive)

ça fait plaisir (de+infinitive)

202

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Is it working?

Ça marche?

203

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It's not working.

Ça ne marche pas.

204

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That's better.

Ça vaut mieux.

205

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That would be better.

Ça vaudrait mieux.

206

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
It's not all that important. It's not such a problem.

Ce n'est pas si grave que ça.

207

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It's not all that bad.

Ce n'est pas si mal que ça.

208

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
That reminds me of...

Ça me fait penser à...

209

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That smells good/bad.

Ça sent bon / mauvais.

210

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I find that deplorable.

Je trouve ça lementable.

211

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That's why...

C'est pour ça que...

212

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I didn't sleep all night. That's why I am tired.

Je n'ai pas fermé l'oeil de la nuit. C'est pour ça que je suis fatigué.

213

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Because that's the way it is.

Parce c'est comme ça!

214

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That's how we are going to do it.

On va faire comme ça.

215

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...or something like that.

ou quelque chose comme ça.

216

Demonstrative adjectives and Pronouns
It has been + time period + that...

Ça fait + time period + que...

217

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I have lived in Paris for three years.

Ça fait trois ans que j'habite à Paris.