When describing a nation in general, we should use "ce sont" or "ils sont"?

JoanA1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

When describing a nation in general, we should use "ce sont" or "ils sont"?

Let's say I am discussing the Japanese in general (not some specific Japanese people) with my friend, and I think they are creative, should I say : Ce sont créatifs or Ils sont créatifs?

 

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Joan,

C'est un peuple/ une nation créatif/ive it is a creative people / nation

Ils (Les Japonais) sont créatifs = they (the Japanese peiople) are creative

I hope this is helfpul,

Bonne journée !

When describing a nation in general, we should use "ce sont" or "ils sont"?

Let's say I am discussing the Japanese in general (not some specific Japanese people) with my friend, and I think they are creative, should I say : Ce sont créatifs or Ils sont créatifs?

 

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