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Demonstratives 1 is the thirteenth skill (assuming read left to right) in the French language tree and has a total of two lessons. It teaches the words for "this", "that", "these" and "those" while also teaching how to express likes and dislikes in French.

Grammar Notes[]

Regular -er Verbs[]

In this skill, the verbs aimer and détester are introduced. Both of these verbs are regular, so we can also give the ending for all regular verbs that end in -er:

Subject Ending Example: aimer
je -e j'aime
tu -es tu aimes
il, elle, ce -e il, elle aime
nous -ons nous aimons
vous -ez vous aimez
ils, elles -ent ils, elles aiment

This or That[]

In French, some words have to preserve euphony, or having a nice sound when it is spoken. The words for "this/that/these/those" are examples of this, with cet being used before a masculine noun that begins with a vowel or a silent h:

Masculine Feminine
Singular ce, cet cette
Plural ces ces


Lesson 1[]

  • ce, cette, cet = this/that
  • vous aimez = you like
  • il/elle déteste = he/she hates
  • il/elle aime = he/she likes
  • j'aime = I like
  • tu aimes = you like
  • tu détestes = you hate

Lesson 2[]

  • ces = these/those
  • ils/elles aiment = they like
  • vous détestez = you hate
  • ils/elles détestent = they hate
  • nous aimons = we like
  • nous détestons = we hate


Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Demonstratives-1