Presentation on theme: "How to say 'a', 'an' or 'one' Une entrée adulte, s'il vous plaît."— Presentation transcript:
How to say 'a', 'an' or 'one' Une entrée adulte, s'il vous plaît
The words un and une have two meanings in French. They can be used as numbers, meaning 'one'. They can also be used with the meaning of 'a/an'.
Un always goes with masculine words, whereas une goes with feminine ones. UN GARÇON UNE FILLE
To say 'some' or to state an unspecified amount des is used followed by the plural. DES GARÇONS DES FILLES
To make a word plural, you add an -s, but usually this isn't pronounced. UNE RUE DES RUES UNE ENTRÉE DES ENTREES UN SAC DES SACS UN EURO DES EUROS
The singular indefinite articles in French correspond to a, an, or one in English. The plural corresponds to some. There are three forms of the French indefinite article. UN UNE DES
Note that the plural indefinite article is the same for masculine and feminine nouns, whereas the singular has a different form for masculine and feminine.
The indefinite article usually refers to an unspecified person or thing.
The indefinite article can also refer to just one of something Il y a un étudiant dans la salle - There is one student in the room. J'ai une soeur - I have one sister.
When referring to a person's profession or religion, the indefinite is not used in French, although it is used in English. I know, I know, the exceptions never end. Je suis professeur - I am a teacher. Je suis catholique- I am catholic
Number: 0 zero 1 un 2 deux 3 trois 4 quatre 5 cinq 6 six 7 sept 8 huit 9 neuf 10 dix