I don't think so. See this: http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1419213
The last shoes and the last pair of shoes can be the same in some circumstances, but not in others. If a shoe store has 10 pairs of shoes left, but only in 1 style, then the sales assistant could say:
- These are our last shoes
But could not say
- These are our last pair of shoes
What? What? A cobbler cant make shoes without the Last upon which the shoe is fashioned. Its a Three-Pronged Soul-shaped Tool much like a small anvil. If Duo and the French language want to play around Wunel... Then I'm Game. :) Hehehe.... All relevant in its own tiny-minded way. These shoes are the ones which were hand cobbled upon the Last. These are the Last shoes. The rest were mass -produced by machines in the Asian sweat-factory. Forgive me please Wunel if you knew that anyway. Not a lot of people do. Fives. JJ
WHat I've slowly realized is that at times when one word ends, theres a slight vowel sound that trails after the word ends(to me its more like 'eh' then I) Here it might be that the last e in derniere is being pronounced tho. BUt like you, i dunno if this is wrong either heh.
It could mean either "last" or "latest". The dictionary that allintolearning linked to is a great resource to use. http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/dernier/23949#651816
Thanks (+ allintolearning) for the dictionary link - I was using Collins http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-french but the Larousse has more words, plus pronunciation of phrases and easy back-and-forth between English - though it lacks prompt selection in the search box which is nice in Collins.
I heard that derniere and some other adjectives can go before or after the noun. Derniere before the noun means final, and after means previous.
Here's where I got that: https://www.dummies.com/languages/french/how-to-place-of-french-adjectives-correctly/
No, "ces" cannot be used as a pronoun. "Ces" is an adjective. It is the plural of the adjectives: ce, cet, cette.
"Ces" can be used only in front of a plural noun, for example, "Ces chaussures sont rouges."
On another discussion page, sitesurf commented:
-"c'est" and "ce sont" are fixed formulas where "ce" remains invariable (comparable to there is/there are)