Susan asked: "When is the word "président" capitalized in French?"

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Susan asked: "When is the word "président" capitalized in French?"

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Susan !

That's a very good question indeed!

Here is the answer, concerning président :

- When you're not addressing them personally, there won't be a capital letter:
Le président Hollande visite l'Angleterre.

- When you're addressing them personally, you will use what we call the "majuscule de courtoisie" (politeness capital letter).
Monsieur le Président, je vous écris...

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Susan C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Good to learn the customs as well as the language. Merci!

Susan asked: "When is the word "président" capitalized in French?"

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