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.

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)


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