hilare vs hilarant

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hilare vs hilarant

When I looked up the vocab word 'hilarious' on my own I got hilare, but when I used it in the exercise it was marked wrong.

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

This is an interesting question Stephanie, in fact, both words exist but are used differently.

The adjective 'hilare' which describes a state of being cheerful is used with people describing a state of gaiety, more aking to merry.

The adjective 'hilarant/e' isused with nonliving things like anecdotes, jokes, comments, etc. as in the text -

hilarious mishaps = des mésaventure hilarantes

C'était une histoire hilarante = It was a hilarious story

C'était une personne hilare She was a merry person

Bonne Continuation!

hilare vs hilarant

When I looked up the vocab word 'hilarious' on my own I got hilare, but when I used it in the exercise it was marked wrong.

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