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  1. Qu’est-cequ’ily a dans la salle de classe? Vocabulaire utile Il y a- there is/there are Il n’ y a pas de- there isn’t/there aren’t Qu’est-cequec’est? What is it? Qui est-ce?- Who is it? Indefinite Articles (translates as “a, an” in the singular and “some” in the plural) (masculine) un livre/a book (feminine) unefenêtre/a window (plural) des étudiants/some students

  2. The Gender of Nouns Nouns that refer to males are usually masculine; nouns that refer to females are usually feminine. un homme a man une femme a woman 2. Sometimes the ending of a noun is a clue to its gender. Masculine Feminine -eau un bureau -enceunedifférence -isme un prisme -ion uneréaction -ment un monument -ieunelibrairie -ureune lecture -téuneuniversité

  3. 3. Nouns borrowed from other languages are usually masculine. un coca-cola, un couscous, un baklava 4. The names of languages are masculine. They are not capitalized! Nous parlons un français passable. We speak a passable French. 5. Some nouns that refer to people can be changed from masculine to feminine by adding eto the noun ending. Note: Final t, n, d and s are silent in the masculine form. When followed by the –e in the feminine form, they are pronounced. un ami/uneamie un étudiant/uneétudiante un américain/uneaméricaine

  4. 6. Many nouns that end in –e have only one singular form, used to refer to both males and females. Sometimes the gender is indicated by the article. un touriste a tourist (male) unetouriste a tourist (female) Sometimes even the article is the same for both masculine and feminine. un professeur a professor (male or female) un médecin a doctor (male or female) unepersonne a personne (male or female) unevedette a movie star (male or female) Plural Forms of Indefinite Articles The plural form of the indefinite articles is always des un/unetouriste(Singular) des touristes(Plural)