"C'est deux anciennes maison..."

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"C'est deux anciennes maison..."

The translation for "C'est deux anciennes maison..." is "There are two old houses."

According to the lesson "ancien=former/old," when "ancien" comes before the noun, it means "former."

Is there a situation when "ancien" comes before the noun, and it means "old"?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hillary, 

As Gabrielle says, these two companies ( maisons) Despinoy and Afchain are old in the sense of established a long time ago.

GabrielleC1Kwiziq community member

I think that this would mean sort of "extant," or eg "formerly established" which is why it comes before. 

"C'est deux anciennes maison..."

The translation for "C'est deux anciennes maison..." is "There are two old houses."

According to the lesson "ancien=former/old," when "ancien" comes before the noun, it means "former."

Is there a situation when "ancien" comes before the noun, and it means "old"?

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