Dégoûtant, n’est pas?

Olasimbo B1Kwiziq community member

Dégoûtant, n’est pas?

As dégoûtant in this context is associated with/referring to « la peau » (féminine), why does the adjective not change to dégoûtante?
Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Olasimbo,

In this context,  

dégoûtant n'est-ce pas? disgusting isn't it?

is a general comment,

could have been : 

C'est dégoutant !It's disgusting!

in this case, we always use the masculine.

 

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I haven't done this quiz, so not sure what the actual phrase was - (C'est) Dégoutant, n'est-ce pas ? or (C'est) Dégoutant, non ? «Dégoutant, n'est pas» - if that was a suggested answer- would be very informal and still mean «n'est-ce pas». Disgusting is referring generally to 'it', rather than just «la peau». For this to be referring just to the skin itself, would require clarification - «elle est dégoutante» would be ambiguous, as «elle» could be the skin or Rachel in this context - «La peau est dégoutante, n'est-ce pas».

Dégoûtant, n’est pas?

As dégoûtant in this context is associated with/referring to « la peau » (féminine), why does the adjective not change to dégoûtante?

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