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élève vs étudiant

What's the difference between élève and étudiant?

April 19, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdrianC602

More or less the same as the difference in English between pupil and student.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sauttt

Thanks Adrian!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2oMXYznL

"Élèves" désignent ceux qui vont à l'école, au collège et au lycée; "étudiants" désignent ceux qui font des études supérieures (université, grandes écoles...).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sauttt

Thanks for the detailed explanation :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MonaBenmah

means the same thing, but élève will be used more in familiar contexts and for kids, while étudiants is kind of more formal and will be used for adults (teenagers are called both)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sauttt

Merci beaucoup :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chip356667

I was wondering this too. The discussion was tres helpful


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/roOodie

I think éleve is also a more general term if you're talking about different kinds of students.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sauttt

Thanks Roody!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Klevenn_BKLF

perso moi c'est college

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