Celui Celle Ceux Celles: How to use them [+8 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about celui celle ceux celles.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use celui celle ceux celles
  • how the demonstrative pronouns are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on celui celle ceux celles
  • how Anki files can be downloaded for celui celle ceux celles

Please refer to the French B1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B1.

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about celui celle ceux celles!

Table of Contents

Table of Celui Celle Ceux Celles

MasculineFeminine
Singularceluicelle
Pluralceuxcelles

How to use Celui Celle Ceux Celles

If you want to avoid repetition, then you can use demonstrative pronouns.

  • celui = the one

Le meilleur voyage est celui qui est sans fin.

The best journey is the endless one.

Tu es justement celui à qui je voulais parler.

You’re just the one I wanted to talk to.

Celui will only be used for masculine singular nouns.

  • celle = the one

Je la connais. Celle avec les cheveux roux.

I know her. The one with red hair.

La robe que je cherche est celle avec les fleurs rouges.

The dress I’m looking for is the one with the red flowers.

Celle will only be used for feminine singular nouns.

  • ceux = the ones

Les gens incompétents sont ceux qui parlent le plus.

Incompetent people are the ones who talk the most.

Les plus beaux livres sont ceux qui n’ont jamais été écrits.

The most beautiful books are the ones that have never been written.

Ceux will only be used for masculine plural nouns.

  • celles = the ones

Ces montres sont plus chères que celles contenues dans la boîte.

These watches are more expensive than the ones in the box.

Celles que j’aime sont les cravates rouges.

The ones I like are the red ties.

Celles will only be used for feminine plural nouns.

Example Sentences for Celui Celle Ceux Celles

The final section of this lesson on celui celle ceux celles is about seeing the demonstrative pronouns in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on celui celle ceux celles through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Le meilleur voyage est celui qui est sans fin.

The best journey is the endless one.

Tu es justement celui à qui je voulais parler.

You’re just the one I wanted to talk to.

Je la connais. Celle avec les cheveux roux.

I know her. The one with red hair.

La robe que je cherche est celle avec les fleurs rouges.

The dress I’m looking for is the one with the red flowers.

Les gens incompétents sont ceux qui parlent le plus.

Incompetent people are the ones who talk the most.

Les plus beaux livres sont ceux qui n’ont jamais été écrits.

The most beautiful books are the ones that have never been written.

Ces montres sont plus chères que celles contenues dans la boîte.

These watches are more expensive than the ones in the box.

Celles que j’aime sont les cravates rouges.

The ones I like are the red ties.

Quiz Yourself on Celui Celle Ceux Celles

It’s not enough to just read 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 practice 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 Celui Celle Ceux Celles

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

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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