Isolated Adjectives After C’est are Masculine

Isolated Adjectives After C'est are Masculine

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn about how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine.
  • how isolated adjectives are used in French sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine
  • how to download Anki files for how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this fits in French A1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine!

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Isolated Adjectives After C’est are Masculine

By now you know that adjectives can be masculine and feminine.

Il est génial !

He is great!

Elle est géniale !

She is great!

The adjective has an –e at the end, because you are referring to a girl/woman. So it’s feminine.

Now you might think that anytime you are referring to something feminine, you’d have to use the feminine adjective.

Well, you’d almost always be right.

However, there is one particular case where this is not true:

Isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine.

You will now see two examples with la maison (the house), to show you how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine.

La maison fait 100 mètres de large. – La maison est grande.

The house is 100 meters wide. – The house is big.

La maison fait 100 mètres de large. – C’est grand.

The house is 100 meters wide. – It’s big.

In this first example, grande is feminine, as it refers back to la maison which is feminine.

In this second example, grand is masculine because it is after c’est. In this case the grand is more a general comment about the size.

You will now also see two examples with la montre (the watch), to show you how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine.

Aujourd’hui, la montre coûte 0€. – Cette montre est gratuite.

Today the watch costs 0€. – This watch is free.

Aujourd’hui, la montre coûte 0€. – C’est gratuit !

Today the watch costs €0. – It’s free!

In this first example, gratuite is feminine, as it refers back to la montre which is feminine.

In this second example, gratuit is masculine because it is after c’est. In this case the gratuit is more a general comment about the price.

Examples Sentences on Isolated Adjectives After C’est are Masculine

The final section of this lesson on how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine is about seeing the adjectives in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how isolated adjectives after c’est are masculine through examples.

Here you can see all of the previous sentenes, neatly organised in one place.

Il est génial !

He is great!

Elle est géniale !

She is great!

La maison fait 100 mètres de large. – La maison est grande.

The house is 100 meters wide. – The house is big.

La maison fait 100 mètres de large. – C’est grand.

The house is 100 meters wide. – It’s big.

Aujourd’hui, la montre coûte 0€. – Cette montre est gratuite.

Today the watch costs 0€. – This watch is free.

Aujourd’hui, la montre coûte 0€. – C’est gratuit !

Today the watch costs €0. – It’s free!

Quiz Yourself on Isolated Adjectives After C’est are Masculine

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for Isolated Adjectives After C’est are Masculine

It is important to do the Anki exercises for this lesson so that you can better remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1, you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas. This is recommended as you will have every lesson that you need. You shouldn’t miss out on the complete learning experience!

You can also choose to just get the Anki File for French A1 Adjectives and Adverbs. This only has the adjectives and adverbs for French A1.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or if you don’t know what Anki is, then please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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