Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

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Kwiziq community member

11 July 2017

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Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Ça m'est égal = I don't mind/care (idiomatic expressions)"


Kwiziq community member

13 July 2017


Hi, Anish. "Notre" and "votre" are used to indicate possession ("notre/votre ami" == "our/your friend") and must be followed by the noun they describe. In this expression, you need the indirect object pronoun, which is the "nous" or "vous" form. Hope that helps!


Kwiziq language super star

14 July 2017


Bonjour Anish !

As Mica pointed out, notre and votre are possessive adjectives = our / your.

In the expression "Ça nous/vous est égal.", what you're literally saying is "It's equal to us/you.".

Here's a link to our related lesson on object pronouns nous/vous:

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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