"Notre bière est froide."

Translation:Our beer is cold.

March 24, 2013



Just realized from this lesson that the Cathedral of Notre Dame must mean The Cathedral of Our Lady!

September 24, 2013


What is the difference between "notre" and "nos". Why can't I say "Nos bière est froid" instead?

December 8, 2014



"Notre" and "nos" are possessive adjectives -they both mean "'our". As you may know - in French the possessive adjective agrees with the thing "possessed" not with the person who possesses.

So "notre" is used with singular nouns and "nos" is used with plural nouns.

So "our dog" = "notre chien"

"Our dogs" = " nos chiens".

In this case "bière" is grammatically singular - therefore "notre bière"

Checkout link for more information on French possessive adjectives.


December 9, 2014


Thanks for the link. I will have to keep this in mind, but your explanation clears up a lot of my confusion.

December 9, 2014


Thanks. I was slightly lost on this.

June 3, 2018


Thank you for this explanation.

June 9, 2018


How come in this instance "beer" has the "`" accent and not the "^" accent? (i can't type the letters with accents on my keyboard sorry)

January 8, 2014


Circumflex accents ( ^ ) often appear in words that used to have an -s in old French, like "une fenêtre" which used to be "fenestre".

Grave accents (è) indicate a specific sound: [ɛ] or help differentiate homonyms: "où" (where) vs "ou" (or) or "là" (there) vs "la" (the).

January 8, 2014


Trés magnifique! J'aime bien t'explication! I like your explanation.

July 14, 2014


ton explication - explication is a feminine word, starting with a vowel, so you need "ton".

July 14, 2014


The grave accent indicates a more "open" E sound (the sound of the first E in "better").

January 8, 2014


What's the deal with "J'ai froid", but not "Notre bière a froide"?

March 24, 2013


To express a human (or animal) self-feeling of cold, you use verb "avoir": j'ai froid, le chien a froid

Otherwise, use verb "être" and "froid" as a usual adjective, ie with correct agreement in gender and number.

March 25, 2013


If you say "Je suis froid", it means you are emotionally cold.

April 9, 2014


Votre and notre is for male or female? Please answer me....

July 4, 2014


votre bière (fem) et votre chapeau (masc) = your beer and your hat

"notre" is masc or fem singular and means "our"

July 5, 2014


I still struggle with knowing how to use the possession words - csn duolingo please have a section for explaining stuff before these tests?

February 23, 2015


Please look for the Tips & Notes button on every exercise page an also at the bottom of every skill main page listing lessons.

February 24, 2015


So is Nos masculine and Notre feminine?

August 26, 2015


"notre" is singular, masculine or feminine

"nos" is plural, masculine or feminine

August 27, 2015


Can 'froid' mean both cold and chilled?

November 4, 2015


Yes, but when it comes to wine, for example, you would say "frais".

For other foods, "réfrigéré" (put in the fridge for a while) after or "refroidi" (just cooled down at ambient temperature)

November 5, 2015


Im still confused between notre, votre, son, sa,

July 29, 2016


Please read the Tips and Notes in the lesson (online version).

July 31, 2016


Can someone clear this up for me: if there were several glasses of beer it should be nos bieres. notre biere: there are several people sharing a beer, right?

November 13, 2018
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