Rien de and quelque chose

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David

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12 September 2017

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Rien de and quelque chose

The question used rien d' but the lesson is about quelque chose de. Does the same rule apply to no thing as to some thing?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Quelque chose de spécial = Something special"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

12/09/17

Note that when it comes to express something + [adjective] in French, you need to add the preposition de after quelque chose.
Although une chose (a thing) is a feminine word, the expression quelque chose is considered masculine, therefore the adjective will always be masculine and singular.
something [adjective] = quelque chose + de + [adjectif masculin singulier] *********de is used after quelque chose, RIEN, quelqu'un, personne + [adjectif] *****

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance dans vos études en français.

David

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

12/09/17

Thanks Ron, I see the rien now at the bottom of the lesson. Must have missed it before. I clicked to vote but missed and voted a negative :-( je suis desolée. couldn't seem to change it or cancel it by adding 2 positive votes. getting too late I guess Thanks again David

Ron

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12 September 2017

12/09/17

Bonjour David, Cela n'est pas une problème. Merci à vous. Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.

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