"They are reading this book."
Translation:Ils lisent ce livre.
Thankyou so much!!! I was confused about this too.
When is cette used??
"Cette" is used before a feminine and singular noun: cette lettre, cette pomme...
the language the person has been studying and the number is the level they are currently on. As you have the French flag and are currently on "8"!
Why isn't "Ils lisent ce livre-*ci" an answer? (asterisk added for emphasis)
-ci and -là are emphatic or used in full comparisons; otherwise, "ce livre" is enough.
All of them are determiners, precisely demonstrative adjectives agreeing with the noun they precede:
- ce chien = masculine singular, in front of a consonant sound
- cet homme = masculine singular, in front of a vowel sound
- cette femme = feminine singular
- ces chiens/hommes/femmes = plural