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Why is it not une médecin femme?

Anh P.A1Kwiziq community member

Why is it not une médecin femme?

Asked 6 years ago
GruffKwiziq team member
'médecin' is masculine so 'femme' is added to qualify the gender if it's a woman but it doesn't change the noun. (If there were such a thing as 'une médecin' there'd be no need to add 'femme'.)
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Anh!

Because here "femme" is not an adjective, but a noun - "a woman doctor" - so it's "médecin" which acts like a qualifier here and therefore is placed after "femme".

I hope that's helpful!

Bonne journée !

Why is it not une médecin femme?

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