It can't be "cette", because it is a demonstrative adjective qualifying a noun, not to be used as a stand-alone:
- cette robe est bleue
When you put the sound slow, it sounds different. thats why I put it on slow, then fast for spelling errors.
Finding it very hard to make the 'r' sound for robe. Any tips about tongue shape or ways I can develop this?
Demonstrative means that you are showing something : "this is my watch", for example = c'est ma montre. A demonstrative adjective is placed in front of a noun : this watch = cette montre
In English, you have "this" and "that", but in French, you have several forms for the demonstrative adjective, depending on the gender and the number of the object you are showing:
- ce portable (this/that cell phone) - masculine
- cet ordinateur (this/that computer) - 'T' is added to "ce" to liaise with a word starting with a vowel
- cet homme (this/that man) - same addition because of the non-aspired H
- cette table (this/that table) - feminine
- ces portables, ces ordinateurs, ces hommes, ces tables: plural form for both genders
Is c'est always used for he/she/it is? Or does the term change between masculine, feminine and neutral?
yes "c'est" is always used for he/she/it + is + nominal group (article + noun + adjective optional)
the form changes to "ce sont" for they + are + nominal group