What is the difference between elles and Ils when saying "They" in French?
Salut, does anyone know when to use "Elles" and when to use "Ils" when saying "they" in French? I just need some help!
French has "grammatical gender" (feminine and masculine).
elles = they (when referring to females, or when referring to "feminine grammatical gender" nouns)
ils = they (when referring to males, or to a group of males and females, or when referring to "masculine grammatical gender" nouns)
Ils is used for men, masculine nouns and groups of both sexes. elles is used only for women and feminine nouns. you really only know it once you've studied it long enough and memorized it..i'm sure if you googled. you could probably find a wide range of ways to remember which ones are which. I'm native in both french and english, and even i mix them up sometimes.