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Demi/demie

Tom Rune K.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Demi/demie

Is there a reason it should be "et demie" and not "et demi"? The former is the feminine and the latter the masculine form, right?
Asked 6 years ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

L'heure is a grammatically feminine noun, therefore, the adjective has to match the noun and is the feminine form demie.

Une demie-heure (30 minutes)
Une heure et demie [heure] (1h30)

Hope that helps.

Jim

Demi/demie

Is there a reason it should be "et demie" and not "et demi"? The former is the feminine and the latter the masculine form, right?

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