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Kwiziq community member
5 February 2019
Question about the usage of froid
(1) If the person is female, we still use froid instead of froide? For example, Elle a froid?
(2) How about plural female pronoun like "elles"? Which one of the following is correct: a) Elles ont froid? or b) Elles ont froides?
This question relates to:French lesson "Avoir chaud / froid = To be hot / cold"
The French expression literally means: I have cold. So froid is a noun.
Is it because both chaud and froid are masculine nouns, so no matter which subjective pronoun it is, the chaud and froid always stay "chaud" and "froid"?
Kwiziq language super star
6 February 2019
It will remain as ‘froid’ or ‘chaud’ as the expression is -
Avoir froid/ chaud .
J’ai froid , elle a froid, nous avons froid, elles ont froid or chaud...
You only agree froid or chaud ( adjectives) when they are linked to nouns as in -
L’ eau chaude ou froide
Hope this helps!
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