L'agent de police, le cadre, le chef d'entreprise, l'ingenieur, le plombier. Does these have feminine forms? Or do you use it for both men and women?

  1. 👍
  2. 👎
  3. 👁
  1. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Yes, there are feminine forms but not quite what you would expect.

    la femme agent de police
    (official singular) = fonctionaire (both m & f) / officials plural = les cadres / the group = le cadre / however l'officiel & l'officielle

    For the rest it's easy! la femme chef / la femme ingénieur / la femme plombier


    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  2. how about for architecte, artiste, or journaliste?

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  3. Usually these are either m or f (both) - un artiste/une artiste. You could always clarify as above or using something like:
    l'artiste? Elle est.....
    With journaliste, you'd hear the difference between "ce journaliste" or "cette journaliste." Stating someone's profession with être, you would not hear the article (definite or indefinite) unless the noun is modified: Elle est journaliste. Elle est une journaliste superbe.

    Hopefully that clarifies it for you.


    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  4. another question is when do you use an article? how do i know when should i use one?

    C'est un/une artiste or C'est artiste.
    Je veux etre un dentiste or Je veux etre une dentiste.
    Il est un...or Il est...

    1. 👍
    2. 👎
  5. Uses of the definite article:
    1. In addition to meaning "the," it is used with nouns used in a general or abstract sense. Steel is harder than iron. = L'acier est plus dur que le fer.

    2. With names of languages (except immediately afer the verb parler, after "en" and in an adjective phrase with "de ") Comprenez-vous le grec? = Do you understand Greek? Where is your French book? = Où est votre livre de français?

    3. With parts of the body when the possessor is clearly indicated. Il ne peut pas tourner la tête. = He cannot turn his head. However, if the possessor must be clarified, use the possessive adjective. Ses yeux me font peur. = His eyes frighten me.

    4. With titles of rank or profession followed by a name (except in direct address): le président Bush = President Bush

    4. With proper nouns that are modified: la belle France = beautiful France.

    5. With days of the week in a plural sense. In English we add the word "on." Le samedi je me lève tard. = On Saturday(s) I get up late. NOTE: if the day mentioned is one specific day, the article is omitted. Donnez-moi un coup de téléphone mardi. = Give me a ring (call me) on Tuesday.

    6. With names of seasons and colors. Le printemps est une belle saison. = Spring is beautiful season. Aimez-vous le vert? = Do you like green?

    7. Wih nouns of weight and measure to express "a, an, per:" Elle paie un dollar la livre. = She pays a dollar a pound. NOTE: With expressions indicating frequency of time, "par" is used: On mange trois fois par jour. - We eat three times a (per) day.

    8. In a number of common expressions, such as: à l'école = to (in) school, le matin = in the morning, le mois prochain = next month

    When to moit the article:
    1. Before an numodified predicate noun of nationality, occupation, or profession: Est-il Espagnol? = Is he Spanish/a Spaniard? NOTE: The article must be used if the predicate noun is modified = Your example = Je veux être dentiste BUT je veux être un/une dentiste excellent(e).

    2. Before nouns in apposition which serve merely to explain: Rome, capitale de l 'Italie... = Rome, the capital of Italy.....

    3. After th exclamatory adjective quel, quelle, quels, quelles: Quelle pomme délicieuse! = What a delicious apple!

    4. Before the numbers cent and mille: cent navires = a(one) hundred ships

    5. In numerical titles of monarchs: Henri Quatre (Henri IV) = Henry the Fourth.

    C'est un/une artiste BUT Il (Elle) est artiste.


    1. 👍
    2. 👎

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    In the following half equation, which is the oxidizing agent? NO3–(aq) + 4H+(aq) + 3e– NO(g) + 2H2O a. NO3– b. H+ c. e– d. NO e. H2O An oxidizing agent is a chemical compound that readily transfers oxygen atoms, or is a

  2. Spanish

    In Spanish, how are the words "esta" and "estan" similar but different? a. They are both third-person forms of the verb "estar," and one is singular and the other plural. b. They are both first-person forms of the verb "estar,"

  3. Chemistry

    7. 2Sr + O2  2SrO a) Determine what is oxidized and what is reduced b) Identify the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent 8. 2Cs + Br2  2CsBr a) Determine what is oxidized and what is reduced b) Identify the oxidizing agent

  4. physics

    A speeding motorist travels with a constant speed of 15 m/s on a straight road. At time t = 0, he passes a hidden police car which is at rest. The instant that the motorist passes, the police car begins accelerating at a constant

  1. math

    A pastry chef has 13 pounds of apple slices to make 8 apple pies. if the chef distributes the slices equally, what will be the weight of the apple slices used to make each pie?

  2. chemistry

    In the reaction 2HNO3(aq) + Cu(s) + 2H+(aq) ¨ 2NO2(g) + Cu2+(g) + 2H2O(l) Which of the following statements is correct? A.HNO3 is the reducing agent, and Cu is the oxidizing agent B.HNO3 is the reducing agent, and H+ is the

  3. Physics

    An unmarked police car traveling a constant 90 km/h is passed by a speeder traveling 128 km/h. Precisely 1.00 s after the speeder passes, the police officer steps on the accelerator; if the police car's acceleration is 2.80 m/s2 ,

  4. Math

    A speeder passes a parked police car at 30 m/s and continues on, obliviously maintaining a constant velocity. At that instant, the police car starts from rest with a uniform acceleration of 2.44 m/s2. a) How much time passes

  1. chemistry

    Identify the species oxidized, the species reduced, the oxidizing agent and the reducing agent in the following electron transfer reaction. 2Fe3+ + Sn2Fe2+ + Sn2+ species oxidized species reduced oxidizing agent reducing agent As

  2. Physics

    A motorist traveling at 30 m/s passes a parked police car. At the instant the motorist passes the police car, the police car starts chasing the motorist with an acceleration of 3 m/s^2. How far does the police car have to travel

  3. Law

    Which of the following characteristics of today's police was taken up by municipal police officers after the American Civil War? A. They began to carry out motorized patrols. B. They began to rely on police radios to aid police

  4. Math proportional reasoning

    Chef Potato needs to be converted from a two-dimensional shape to a three-dimensional object and then enlarged to 300% of his original size for an advertising campaign. The three￾dimensional Chef Potato is similar in shape to a

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.