Bonjour. On the test I took "Il y a un Indien et une Indienne, why are they capitalized. I thought nationalities in french were not capitalized.

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Claudia

Kwiziq community member

28 October 2018

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Bonjour. On the test I took "Il y a un Indien et une Indienne, why are they capitalized. I thought nationalities in french were not capitalized.

This relates to:
Forming the feminine of nouns and adjectives ending in -ien, -ion, -on -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 October 2018

29/10/18

Hi Claudia,

If you look a the note in the lesson for the case of nationalities , if it is an adjective there is no capital letter, e.g.

Elle est indienne, il est français...

But if it is a noun, i.e. the inhabitant of that country there is a capital letter .

Elle c'est une Française, lui, c'est un Espagnol...

Hope this helps!

Claudia

Kwiziq community member

29 October 2018

29/10/18

Merci, Cécile. I guess that part of the lesson didn't sink in. Je suis desolé.

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