In, to express opinions or state facts, by using it is ... can be expressed in two ways: either c"est or il est/elle est.

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 It have the right to be tricky to understand when to usage one or the various other, so here"s the method to do it!

1. c"est in sentences it/he/she is + a/the/my... +
Qu"est-ce que tu en penses ? - C"est un livre intéressant.What execute you thinkabout it? - It"s an amazing book.

If it/he/she is is complied with by un/une/le/la... (any kind of create of write-up / determinant) - it is a beautiful dress / she is a nice person - then you will certainly use c"est.

2. Cases expressing opinions or simple statements (adjectives) about prementioned things, look at these rules:a - c"est for basic, unparticular statements and also opinions

In those situations, we"re expressing opinions or statements that describe the thing generally: we"re saying scientific research in basic is thrilling, or that something unspecified is great or delicious. As such, below we usage c"est to say it is.

In those instances, the opinions expressed relate to certain items, we understand precisely what we"re talking around, whether it be my jumper (not jumpers in general), your plate or that particular bed.Thus, here we usage il est or elle est, depending upon the gender of the point it describes (remember that things have genders also in!).

ATTENTION: When using il/elle, you have actually to make adjectives agree as necessary, whereas you constantly use the masculine with c"est. (See Standalone adjectives after c'est are always masculine)


Ambiguous situations in

Look at these 2 examples talking around soup:

Note that in, both statements look similar (Tu aimes la soupe ?) when in English they expect two unique things: Do you favor soup? is a question on soup in general, whereasDo you favor the soup? is asking around a specific soup, i.e. the one they"re eating at that minute.

The tricky fact is that in, you use the definite short article le, la, l" for general statements and also specific the.See Using le, la, l', les prior to nouns once generalising (definite articles).

So right here you need to understand the context to usage either c"est (soup in general) or il est/elle est (the specific soup). 


See also C'est, ce sont = this is, these are (demonstrative pronouns)

See how to use c"est through adjectives : C'est = It is

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Tu aimes lasoupe? - Oui,c"estréconfortant!Do you prefer soup? -Yes, it"s comforting!
Qui est Sylvie? - C"est masœur.Who"s Sylvie? - She"s my sister.
C"est une bonne nageusage.She is a good swimmer.
Tu aimes la soupe? - Oui, elle est délicieuse!Do you like the soup? - Yes, it"s delicious!
Où est tatasse? - Elle est sur la table.Where is your cup? -Itis on the table.

C"est vraiment magnifique ici!It"s really beautiful here!
C"est le fils de Martha.He"s Martha"s son.
Tu aimes mon pull ? -Oui, il est très beau.Do you like my sweater? -Yes, it"s exceptionally nice.
Et le lit? - Il est encore dans le camion.What around the bed? - It"s still in the truck.
C"est une jolie robe.It is a prettydress.
Tu étudies la science ? - Oui, c"est passionnant !Do you research science? - Yes, it"sthrilling!
C"est la robe que je porte au travail.That"s the dress that Iwear at job-related.

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Miam, c"est délicieux!Yummy, it"s delicious!
Qu"est-ce que tu en penses ? - C"est un livre intéressant.What carry out you thinkabout it? - It"s an amazing book.
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