Third person singular – troisième personne du singulier


Let's Define It!

What's the *third person singular*?

In French, the third person singular (la troisième personne du singulier) relates to the il, elle, on form (he, she and it [or we/you/people] respectively) of a verb, representing the person or thing that is being spoken about.

N.B. Although the pronoun on takes a singular verb form in French, it often represents the plural entity (we) --> nous.

"On" also can mean "people" as in "On mange du fromage en France" People eat cheese in France.


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

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il parle français (he speaks/is speaking French)

elle viendra demain (She will come tomorrow)

on était là. (We were there)


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