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French question regarding gender?

If a question says, “Vous êtes étudiant?”. Should I just reply as, “Oui, je suis étudiante.”? -ps I’m a girl.

October 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

You might also be interested perhaps in this discussion:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/7201008

About nouns in French.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Callumus

yes you need to use the feminine form. I agree with you lindakanga.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Prenom.Pierre

Was the one who asked the question blind because he did not see that you were a student girl.

« Êtes-vous étudiante ? »

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Iris193992

Even if it said “étudiant”?

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

Each language has it own unique grammar.
You will notice differences between English and French.

It is very important to also use the correct article in French. My first French teacher would say to me, "French is a specific language".

Let us try to pose it this way.
Would it be correct in English to say :
"I am student" , or "I am a student" ?

"une" and "un" mean "a" in English.
"la" and "le" mean "the"

However French does use articles slightly differently to English. To speak the language, you need to learn how native speakers use their language.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

Thank you also for your questions.
For the silliest question is one that you do not know the answer to, and it is important for you to know the answer to.

I hope I have been of some help to you.
Someone else may come by soon, and also provide a different way to explain this.

So - please do keep asking the questions that you have on this language you are learning.

It is such a pleasure to see you here.

October 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ayman917817

yes, even though

October 12, 2017
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