female friend

If I have a female friend, is she "ma ami" or "mon ami"?

September 2, 2012

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Neither, it's "mon amie" because your friend is female (and "amie" starts with a vowel).

September 2, 2012

1km is right, but just to make it really clear:

  • "un ami" (for male friend)
  • "une amie" (for female friend)

For the "ma" or "mon": Usualy, with feminine noun, it should be "ma", but it would make "ma amie". Because "ma" ends with a vowel "amie" begins with a vowel, "mon amie" is used instead.

September 3, 2012

"Mon amie" because "amie" starts with a vowel

September 2, 2012
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