How to use Propre in French = Own / Clean [+8 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn how to use propre in French.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use propre in French
  • how propre is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use propre in French
  • the way Anki files can be downloaded for propre in French

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 how to use propre in French!

Table of Contents

Propre before the Noun = Own

Propre” in French can be used to mean “own” when it is placed BEFORE a noun.

  • propre = own

Je veux ma propre chambre.

I want my own room.

Il creuse sa propre tombe.

He is digging his own grave.

Faites votre propre travail !

Do your own job.

Ils avaient leur propre culture.

They had a culture of their own.

Propre after the Noun = Clean

Propre” in French can be used to mean “clean”, when it is placed AFTER a noun.

  • propre = clean

Cette table est propre.

This table is clean.

La chemise est propre.

The blouse is clean.

Le verre est propre.

The glass is clean.

C’est propre.

It’s clean.

Example Sentences on How to use Propre in French

The final section of this lesson on how to use propre French is about seeing the adjective in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to use propre in French through examples.

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

Je veux ma propre chambre.

I want my own room.

Il creuse sa propre tombe.

He is digging his own grave.

Faites votre propre travail !

Do your own job.

Ils avaient leur propre culture.

They had a culture of their own.

Cette table est propre.

This table is clean.

La chemise est propre.

The blouse is clean.

Le verre est propre.

The glass is clean.

C’est propre.

It’s clean.

Quiz Yourself on How to use Propre in French

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 How to use Propre in French

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 B1 you can practice every French B1 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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