Detail of question does not populate? J'ai bu une demi-bouteille. - Why not une demie- bouteille?

Dragana

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15 February 2018

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Detail of question does not populate? J'ai bu une demi-bouteille. - Why not une demie- bouteille?

J'ai bu une demi-bouteille. - Why not une demie-

This relates to:
Demi, moitié, etc = Half -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

16 February 2018

16/02/18

Hi Dragana,


the rule is this: when "demi" comes before the noun, it is always and invariable "demi". When it succeeds the noun, it changes according to the gender.


Une demi-heure. -- Half an hour.
Une heure et demie. -- One and a half hour.


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

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