l'ancienne maison = la maison dernière

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James

Kwiziq community member

31 August 2018

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l'ancienne maison = la maison dernière

This relates to:
Ancien = former / old (adjectives that change meaning according to position) -

James

Kwiziq community member

31 August 2018

31/08/18

are these two the same meaning?


Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2018

1/09/18

No, they mean different things. "L'ancienne maison" is "the former house", whereas "la maison derrière" is "the house behind" (spatially speaking). 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

1 September 2018

1/09/18

Hi James ,


 'Ancienne'  in your example means former/previous so you might say .


"Dans mon ancienne maison j'avais cinq chambres "= In my previous/former house I had five bedrooms.


In my opinion, if you say: "Dans ma dernière maison", it sounds as if you are a serial mover and it is the last one in a long list ...


Hope this helps!

Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2018

1/09/18

Sorry, I mesread derrière for derrière. 

Chris

Kwiziq community member

1 September 2018

1/09/18

Zut! DERNIÈRE for DERRIÈRE. 

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