The word est in French is used for a number of different purposes. It can describe an object, a person, or a definable quality. It usually comes before a noun, which may be a noun with a particular adjective or a non-specific noun with a general sense. It is always masculine, however. Below are some examples of common usages for est in French. Here are some tips on how to use est in French.
The words il est and c’est are commonly used interchangeably in French, but there is a subtle difference between the two. The pronoun c’est is neuter and the noun is plural, while il est is masculine and has a feminine version, elle est. The proper way to use c’est and il est depends on the subject’s noun or adjective. Use the following examples to learn more about how to use est in French.
C’est is often used to stress a location, confirm provenance, or emphasize time. Unlike ce are, it can sound strange in spoken French, but is an important part of the language. For example, c’est un Allemand is the equivalent of ‘He is a German.’ But c’est is used differently from il est allemand. This difference is significant. In addition to being confusing, c’est is often used as an accented form of’sem’ (e.g.,’seen’, ‘as-was’).
As we learned earlier, est is an irregular form of the verb etre in the present tense. The s in vous etes form is pronounced a or z, and links with the vowel e in etre. The objective of this exercise is to write the correct form of etre in each blank and the English equivalent of the sentence. In many cases, this isn’t always possible. In these cases, students must write an English translation.