Tu aimes le violet? Oui, c'est tres jolie!

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Dragana

Kwiziq community member

28 May 2018

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Tu aimes le violet? Oui, c'est tres jolie!

If this asking if you like a specific colour. Why is it not "Oui, il est tres jolie!

Another referred to ma coupe - it was Elle est tres ....., WHY elle here?

Thanks

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C'est vs il/elle est: Saying it is -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

28 May 2018

28/05/18

I guess it is because it is anything in violet, not a specific color. You would probably say:


Tu aimes la couleur de mon pull? -- Oui, il te va bien.


Concerning the haircut: it is a specific haircut, namely yours and not any haircut in general. Hence "elle".


-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Chris

Kwiziq community member

29 May 2018

29/05/18

Or, Oui, elle te va bien. If you want to refer to the specific color of the sweater. 


-- Chris. 

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

29 May 2018

29/05/18

Hi Dragana,


Yes 'violet' refers to the colour here :


J'adore le violet , c'est très joli. (I love purple it's a beautiful colour)


You would use 'c'est' + adjective in the masculine form for general comments.


Le bleu, c'est beau mais froid comme couleur dans une chambre.


( Blue is a beautiful colour but cold for a bedroom.)


J'ai peint ma salle à manger en jaune, c'est très gai. (I painted my dining room in yellow , it's very cheerful)


I agree with Chris on the haircut it is most specific here.


Hope this helps!


 

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