Demonstrative adjective – adjectif démonstratif


Let's Define It!

What's a *demonstrative adjective*?

A demonstrative adjective (un adjectif démonstratif) is a type of adjective used to point out / to show a particular thing or things.

While English demonstrative adjectives (this/that/these/those)

For example:

"Tu vois cet oiseau là-haut?" (You see that bird up there?)

"Je n'aime pas ce mec"  (I don't like this guy")

The forms of French the demonstrative adjectives are affected by the gender and number of the noun they are attached to. They are also affected by the presence of a vowel starting a masculine noun.


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Let's Have an Example or Two!

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Find below some French demonstrative adjectives in a few examples:

  1. Je prendrai cette robe. / I will take this dress.
  2. Cet ordinateur ne marche pas. / This computer does not work.
  3. Ces enfants semblent bien heureux. / These children seem quite happy.
  4. Ce monsieur là-bas m'a insulté. / That man over there insulted me. 


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