Adjectifs démonstratifs

Demonstrative adjectives are used to indicate a specific noun or nouns. In French, they must agree with the noun(s) in number and sometimes gender.


  1. Demostrative adjectives

Par Exemple

Ce livre est très bon. (This/That book is really good.)

Je vais acheter ces chaises. (I’m going to buy these/those chairs.)

Characteristics of demonstrative adjectives

  1. Used in place of an article, not with one
  2. Placed directly in front of a noun or an adjective + noun
  3. Agree with the demonstrated noun in number and sometimes gender
  4. Demonstrative adjective + noun can be replaced by a demonstrative pronoun
MasculineBefore vowelFeminine
this, thatcecetcette
these, thosecescesces

When a singular demonstrative adjective precedes a masculine noun or adjective that begins with a vowel or h muet, cet is used to avoid a hiatus.

Par exemple...

Cet homme. Cet ancien château.

Note: There is only one plural demonstrative adjective: ces.