How to differentiate between that and this when it come le and la

NedhinaA1Kwiziq community member

How to differentiate between that and this when it come le and la

How to translate la femme? eg the answer given was this girl? How to know whether it's this or that or the?

Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nedhina,  

The only Kwiz question I could find relating to the girl was -

La fille est belle 

Does it mean -

The girl is beautiful / A girl is beautiful / This girl is beautiful / That girl is beautiful 

It is the first one 'using the article 'the' - The girl is beautiful 

For the other possibilities it would be -

Une fille est belle = A girl is beautiful 

Cette fille est belle This girl is beautiful

Cette fille-là est belle That girl is beautiful 

Hope this helps but let me know if I have misunderstood your question.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Salut Nedhina,

The translation of la femme should be "the woman". To express the girl I would expect to see la fille.

So I suspect that there is an error. This can be reported here:-  https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/contact-us

 See these links for this / that  

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/cette

Ce/cet/cette and ces = this/that and these/those (French Demonstrative Adjectives)

Bonne continuation

Jim

How to differentiate between that and this when it come le and la

How to translate la femme? eg the answer given was this girl? How to know whether it's this or that or the?

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