Asking "These are my friends"

If you wanted to specificy your friends in a group of people, would you use the first example below? Or is that not grammatically correct?

Ceux sont mes amis -- These/those are my friends?

Ce sont mes amis -- They are my friends.

July 7, 2017


Hm, my French is a bit rusty from about 40 years ago, but I think in your first sentence, I'd add a "ci" (if I pointed, from a distance, in the direction of where my friends stood):

"Ceux-ci sont mes amis."

"Ce sont mes amis" looks good to me, too. I'd use this one if the friends stood close by.

But let's wait for more opinions.

July 7, 2017

I agree. Very good. Your french is not so obsolete.

Just one point, you also can say "ceux-là sont mes amis".

July 7, 2017

Merci beaucoup. Je suis heureuse.

July 7, 2017
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Voici mes ami(e)s.

July 8, 2017
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