un étrange personnage

ObservablebearA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

un étrange personnage

Pourqoi disons-nous "un étrange personnage", quand "une personne étrange" sonne plus français ?

Asked 2 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Observablebear,

It is because the word 'personnage' is masculine and the word 'personne' is feminine.

un étrange personnage an odd character

une étrange personne = an odd person 

Both can be applied to talk about men and women.

Hope this helps!

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Cécile - feel free to remove this as unsure how else to raise the suggestion,  but I think the question may be as much or more on positioning of the adjective étrange ?

CécileKwiziq team member

Thanks, Maarten, I am still unsure whether Observablebear is questioning the placing of 'étrange' before or after the noun but if this is the case we also accept in that particular text -

un personnage étrange 

as we would accept talking about 'une personne'

une étrange personne

Hope this helps!

 

ShashankB2Kwiziq community member

Can we use curieux for strange?

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Shashank,

Yes, you could use 'curieux' , placed before the noun, to say -

C'est un curieux personnage = He is an odd character

Merci de votre contribution !

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