Is it valid to say: Tu es monstre! Il y a sans espoir!

Patrick

Kwiziq community member

25 May 2017

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Is it valid to say: Tu es monstre! Il y a sans espoir!

This relates to:
Il y a = There is, There are -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

29 May 2017

29/05/17

Bonjour Patrick !

To say "You're *a* monster!", you also need the article in French, which is masculine to agree with "monstre":
"Tu es un monstre !"
As for "There is no hope", you need to apply the negative "ne pas" to the verb, as such:
"Il n'y a pas d'espoir."

See in the following lesson why the partitive article (*de l'* espoir = some hope) becomes d' in the negative:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/the-partitive-article-in-negative-sentences

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Patrick

Kwiziq community member

29 May 2017

29/05/17

thank you for the reply, it helped alot

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