deuxième (2e), troisième (3e) are widely used by most people in France. May not be the purest of French but people out there use ituse it

CarlosA0Kwiziq community member

deuxième (2e), troisième (3e) are widely used by most people in France. May not be the purest of French but people out there use ituse it

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carlos, 

You only use an ordinal number for the first of the month in French 1 er-

 C'est le 1 er avril != it's the 1st of April !

 

You wouldn't use 2e, 3e etc, as you suggest for the rest of the days with dates

It is nothing to do with being the purest, it is simply wrong.

Maybe non-French people do this. I'd be very surprised to learn that something as basic as this has changed in France ...

Bonne Continuation!

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

1er, 2e3e,.. etc are thé standard abbreviations like our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.. etc

Sorry.. missed that that was about dates and Cécile makes the use there absolutely clear... no exceptions.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Agree with Cécile. French family and friends - never heard it other than as per the lesson and Cécile.

deuxième (2e), troisième (3e) are widely used by most people in France. May not be the purest of French but people out there use ituse it

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