In the sentence - c'est vraiment mignon, why is "mignon" masculine when it is talking about a female being cute? Thanks (Jo)

JoA1Kwiziq community member

In the sentence - c'est vraiment mignon, why is "mignon" masculine when it is talking about a female being cute? Thanks (Jo)

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Jo,

This is the Kwiziq lesson referring to this particular grammar point after ‘c’est’-

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/adjectives-following-cest-are-always-masculine

Hope this helps 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You use the male version of the adjective because "ce" as the subject is impersonal and therefore by default male.

In the sentence - c'est vraiment mignon, why is "mignon" masculine when it is talking about a female being cute? Thanks (Jo)

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