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Is "cettes" a word?

I learned this/that/these (demonstrative pronouns) on Duolingo before my French teacher talked to our class about them, so I always thought that no matter the gender of a word, "these" would be "ces." However, when my French teacher was talking about them, she said that if the word is feminine plural, "these" is cettes (like "cettes pommes sont rouges," for example).

I find it hard to believe that my teacher, a native French speaker, would make a mistake like that. Is "cettes" from another variation of French, or was she actually wrong?

June 8, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Axedrez

totally wrong, "cettes" does not exist. "Ces" applies whatever the gender.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/futurewitness

Thanks! That's what I was thinking, but why would she say that?

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAndW

Too little sleep the night before?

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/solo.b4u

'Cettes' does not exist in French.

Une voiture -- des voitures -- ces (not cettes) voitures.

Here's a link to help you out: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french/grammar/possessivead/demonstrativeadrev1.shtml

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Dare3966

I think she was trying to say "celles-ci" to you.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MiriamG_

cettes is not a word you cant say that its cette I have a list of all the pronouns from my french class.

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/David481823

Thanks all for this confirmation and the link to get another view.

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jessica331598

Native French speaker here. "Cettes" is not a word. The plural demonstrative pronoun is "Ces", both for feminine and masculine nouns. It's "Ces pommes".

December 22, 2018
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