Substantive – substantif
Let's Define It!
What's a *substantive*?
A substantive, known as un substantif in French, is none other than a noun (un nom in French).
Still not sure what a noun is or does, here's a quick reminder:
A noun is a word that names a wide range of things such as people, objects, places, states, or substances. A noun can be common or proper.
A common noun denotes a class of objects or a concept. A proper noun, by contrast names a particular one of these (i.e. unique entity).
Let's Pronounce It!
What does it sound like in French?
Let's Have an Example or Two!
Can a little reinforcement do the trick?
Here are a few substantives.
une table (common noun)
Paris (proper noun)
Albert (proper noun)
une fille (a girl/daughter)