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Ça vs. Ceci and Cela

I know that ceci and cela mean this and that respectively, and that they are both object pronouns, but when do I use them rather than ça?

March 31, 2018



The notes for Demonstratives 1 and 2 explain how to use those words. If you haven't done those lessons yet, try this link: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/indefinite-demonstrative-pronouns/


'ça' is a short form for 'cela'. It means exactly the same but 'ça' is less formal (rather spoken language) than 'cela' (rather written language).

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