The relationship between c'est and une pizza is almost as if the verb est does not exist. Imagine it as Ce = a pizza. This = a pizza. That = a pizza. It = a pizza. Grammatically, it is a copular relationship. Some languages have different verbs to express this different aspect of to be. The difference is between " He is a man" and "He is rich"The first expresses a permanent characteristic, the second a temporary state. English uses the same verb, French uses c'est instead of il est (C'est un homme et il est riche), Irish has two different verbs. (Is fear é agus tá sé saibhir) and Spanish goes with "Soy un hombre" and "Estoy un hombre rico". The Spanish is a bit more nuanced. Estoy rico = I am rich (at present), but soy rico would = I am rich (as part of my essence, I am intrinsically rich: it's who I am).
I know right (duo) new rule all pizza is now a she follow that rule or i will arrest you
'Une pizza' is in fact pronounced correctly in the recording. The French don't pronounce the word with the same pronunciation as in English (or indeed Italian), rather it's pronounced as though the word in French were spelled 'pidza'.
I thought C'est was only used if another word clearly dictated the gender structure? Like C'est une fille
Basically, the rule is that "il/elle est" and "ils/elles sont" change to "c'est" and "ce sont" before a modified noun, that is, a noun preceded by a modifier. A modifier can be:
- an article: un, une, des, le, la, l', les
- a number: un, deux...
- a possessive adjective: mon, ton, son, ma, ta, sa, notre, votre, leur, mes, tes, ses, nos, vos, leurs
- a demonstrative adjective: ce, cet, cette, ces
In this sentence, "pizza" is preceded by the article "une", so it is a modified noun => use "c'est".
These articles go into more detail and are worth a read.
Also, the Tips and Notes for the Gallicism skill (click the lightbulb icon when you open the skill) give more information.
Does the 't' in c'est carry over the the 'u' in une, as in a liaison? It sounds like it does in the male voice, but I'd appreciate if someone could confirm this!
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C'est by itself is pronounced as "seh" and c'est with un after it is "setoon." C'est with une after it is pronounced as "setooneh." I am not a native French speaker, I just kinda figured this out. Hope it helps!
C'est followed by un sounds more like, "seh-tun" but you swallow the, n.
Do the voices sound like mush to anyone else sometimes? I'm having a hard time picking out actual words in come of these.
I'm still confused by the pronunciation of "C'est". is it said as "set" or "see-est", "zee-et"? hahaha
She is a pizza but (duo) stop new rule all pizza is she now no he pizza boys hate pizza anyways so every boy is okay with this rule- (Le epic boy) NO WRONG I LIKE DE PIZZAS
How can i answer a question when i am not allowed to have my volume turned on
In French the articles un/une which both mean "a" in English have to match the gender of their noun. "pizza" is a femine word so "une" is the feminine version. There's some general rules to gender in French, but a lot of exceptions, so you kind of have to learn gender as you go. Une pomme, un gâteau, une personne, un enfant. And some words can be either like a male or female artist. Un artiste/une artiste whether you're talking about a girl or guy.
The noun orange is feminine. Watch out for the adjective orange (the color) ... Unlike most of the other colors it doesn't change when describing a masculine, feminine or plural noun, it's just always orange.
How do you know if a word like pizza is feminine. I thought it had something to do with the last letter of the word being a vowels or consonants.
Wait, I thought it would be "cela de la pizza." Isn't what you wrote just "it's (some) pizza"?
"it's" is accepted, provided the rest of the sentence is correct (did you include the article?). If you have "it's" rejected and there is no other error, please take a screenshot and post it here.
I've already passed the problem so I can't take a screenshot, but that was the issue. Thank you anyway. :)
the reason why is because "pizza" ends in a vowel; so "the" (une, un) has to end in a vowel as well.
It's more that pizza is feminine, so you use the feminine "une." Some words end in vowels but are still masculine.
I gave the correct answer - It is a pizza - but have been marked incorrect this has happened twice
Im confused? Is un a and une an? I dont know the difference between un and une.