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

help me:)))

we use une and un before the adj but why do we say 'Marie est etudiante' instead of 'marie est une etudiante' ??????

April 30, 2020

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

Hello ! You only write "Marie est étudiante", you don't need to use "un/une" before professions or before a lot of adjectives


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

That's right, however it is ok to say "Marie est une étudiante", it isn't really a huge mistake and lot of French people say it. Be carefull though, if you add an adjective or attribute to the profession you must use "un/une". For example : "Marie est une étudiante française" is correct while "Marie est étudiante française" isn't.


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    It is just one of the differences between the way the same thing is expressed in different languages. You just have to learn, and accept, the things that make us different.


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

    Why isnt it marie est une etudiante? In French you don't put une or un before the occupation in sentences like this. ... etudiante=female singular etudiant=male singular etudiants=male/mixed plural etudiantes=femals plural the end of words depends on the gender and singularity of the subject

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