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bon et bonne

what's the differnce between bon and bonne? i find their use confusing.

9/30/2012, 3:37:38 PM

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un bon garçon, une bonne fille. It's the same word used with a masculin or feminin noun.

9/30/2012, 6:31:43 PM

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Right. Beware of cases where the masculine form of this adjective ("bon") is used before a vowel (ex: "Un bon ami"). In such cases, in French we do the liaison between the two words. Consequently, "bon" sounds like "bonne". You can still make the difference between the masculine and the feminine forms, thanks to the article (ex: If it is "un" or "le", you have to use the masculine "bon", and if it is "une" or "la", then use the feminine "bonne").

9/30/2012, 8:23:09 PM

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just like rexy said, and a nice explanation from Remy :)

10/1/2012, 9:51:43 AM

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Listen to them. Bon is masculine, bonne is feminine

10/1/2012, 11:08:12 AM

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So is bonne nuit because nuit is feminine? So if one is describing an object as good, if object is feminine it' s bonne if masculin it's bon? Is that it?

10/2/2012, 10:14:19 AM

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yes

10/2/2012, 11:36:33 AM
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