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L'autre, les autres = The other one(s) (indefinite pronouns)

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Je me suis cassé la jambe, mais l'autre fonctionne parfaitement.
I broke my leg, but the other one works perfectly.

Trois filles sont restées au bal, les autres sont rentrées chez elles.
Three girls stayed at the ball, the others/the other ones went home.

Celui-là est assez cher.- Que penses-tu de l'autre?
This one is quite expensive.- What about the other one?

J'aime bien son premier film.-Je préfère les autres.
I like his first film.-I prefer the other ones.



Note that l'autre means 'the other one', and les autres means 'the others / the other ones'.

Note that autre agree only in number (autres) with the object it refers to.

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Trois filles sont restées au bal, les autres sont rentrées chez elles.
Three girls stayed at the ball, the others/the other ones went home.


Je me suis cassé la jambe, mais l'autre fonctionne parfaitement.
I broke my leg, but the other one works perfectly.


Celui-là est assez cher.- Que penses-tu de l'autre?
This one is quite expensive.- What about the other one?


J'aime bien son premier film.-Je préfère les autres.
I like his first film.-I prefer the other ones.


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