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The pronoun CE is invariable and often appears as the subject of the verb être.

C’est incroyable!
This is incredible!

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The pronoun CE is invariable and often appears as the subject of the verb être.

C’est ce qui inquiète les Français.
This is what worries the French.

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The pronoun CE is invariable and often appears as the subject of the verb être.

C'est ce que je regrette le plus.
This is what I regret the most.

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C'EST refers to a previously introduced idea or event, and the adjective that follows it is in the masculine singular form. It's often used to stress an idea.

La musique classique, c'est beau!
Classical music is beautiful!

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C'EST refers to a previously introduced idea or event, and the adjective that follows it is in the masculine singular form. It's often used to stress an idea.

La grammaire française, c'est amusant!
French grammar is fun!

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C'EST refers to a previously introduced idea or event, and the adjective that follows it is in the masculine singular form. It's often used to stress an idea.

Les cadeaux qu'il a reçus, c'est magnifique!
The presents he received are wonderful!

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The indefinite demonstrative pronouns CECI (this), CELA (that), and ÇA (this/that familiar ) refer to indefinite things/ideas.

CECI may initiate a statement and also announce a following sentence. CELA may refer to something already mentioned.

Mangez ceci! Eat this!
Ceci n'est pas une pipe. This is not a pipe.
N'oubliez pas ceci: il est important de ne pas déplaire à votre patron.
Don't forget this: it's important not to displease your boss.

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Déplaire

To dissatisfy, displease

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The indefinite demonstrative pronouns CECI (this), CELA (that), and ÇA (this/that familiar ) refer to indefinite things/ideas.

CECI may initiate a statement and also announce a following sentence. CELA may refer to something already mentioned.

Ne mange pas cela! Do not eat this!
Prenez ça, c'est plus joli! Take this, it's nicer.

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

CELUI - the one (masc.)
CEUX- the ones (masc. or masc. and fem)
CELLE - the one (fem.)
CELLES - the ones (fem. only)

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Celui qui danse le tango, c'est mon beau-frère.

The man who is dancing the tango is my brother-in-law.

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Celle avec qui Marianne parle, c'est une de mes collègues.

The woman with whom Marianne is speaking is one of my colleagues.

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Je ne n'ai pas ceux dont tu as besoin.

I don't have the ones you need.

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Celles qu'il fabrique sont en acier.

The jones he makes are of steel.

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L'acier (m)

Steel

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Celui qui est sur votre gauche est en fibre de verre.

The one on your left is fiberglass.

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A demonstrative pronoun replaces either a demonstrative adjective plus a noun or a specific noun. It agrees in gender and number with the noun it replaces, and it can refer to people or things.

Note that in English constructions of this type, one specifies woman or man. French accomplishes this with the gender of demonstrative pronoun.

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