How to use the DEMONSTRATIVE DETERMINANT “CE” in FRENCH 👨‍🎓 ?

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In this article you are going to learn how to use the demonstrative determinant CE 👨‍🎓

How to use the DEMONSTRATIVE DETERMINANT “CE” in FRENCH 👨‍🎓 ?

CE is used to show a specific object,  a specific person or a specific animal.
It can also designate a moment of the day.
The noun that follows has to be a MASCULINE-SINGULAR NOUN that begins with a consonnant.

How to use the demonstrative determinant CE ? 👨‍🎓
I want this bike
How to use the demonstrative determinant CE ? 👨‍🎓
I buy this sofa
How to use the demonstrative determinant CE ? 👨‍🎓
We will eat at the restaurant tonight
How to use the demonstrative determinant CE ? 👨‍🎓
We saw this dog

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🇫🇷 The demonstrative determinant “CET” in French 👨‍🎓 🇫🇷
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20 sentences to train with CE 💪

1 – Admirez CE tableau !
Admire this picture !
The determinant ce is placed before the word tableau which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “t”.

2 – Je crois que CE castor est souffrant.
I believe this beaver is suffering.
The determinant ce is placed before the word castor which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “c”.

3 – CE brouillard dense gêne considérablement la circulation.
This dense fog greatly hampers circulation.
The determinant ce is placed before the word brouillard which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “b”.

4 – CE matin le soleil s’est levé tôt.
This morning the sun has risen early.
The determinant ce is placed before the word matin which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “m”.

5 – CE soir je vais dormir chez un ami.
Tonight I’m going to sleep at a friend’s house.
The determinant ce is placed before the word soir which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “s”.

6 – CE camion est garé devant chez moi depuis trois jours.
This truck is parked in front of my house for three days.
The determinant ce is placed before the word camion which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “c”.

7 – Tony a acheté un costume à Londres. CE costume lui va bien.
Tony bought a suit in London. This suit suits him well.
The determinant ce is placed before the word costume which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “c”.

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8 – Hier, le président a fait un discours, je n’ai pas aimé CE discours.
Yesterday, the President made a speech, I did not like this speech.
The determinant ce is placed before the word discours which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “d”.

9 – CE film a connu un vif succès auprès du public.
This film has been very popular with the public.
The determinant ce is placed before the word film which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “f”.

10 – CE château est infesté de sorcières !
This castle is infested with witches !
The demonstrative determinant ce is placed before the word château which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “c”.

11 – CE stylo est à moi.
This pen is mine.
The determinant ce is placed before the word château which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “c”.

12 – Donne-moi CE livre, s’il te plaît !
Give me this book, please !
The determinant ce is placed before the word livre which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “l”.

13 – J’ai préféré faire CE manège plutôt que l’autre.
I preferred to do this ride rather than the other.
The determinant ce is placed before the word manège which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “m”.

14 – Je ne comprends rien à CE langage !
I do not understand this language !
The determinant ce is placed before the word langage which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “l”.

15 – Je n’aime pas CE pyjama ! Je prends l’autre.
Je n’aime pas CE pyjama ! Je prends l’autre.
The determinant ce is placed before the word pyjama which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “p”.

16 – Nous cherchons CE porte-clef que tu nous as offert la semaine dernière.
We are looking for this key ring that you gave us last week.
The determinant ce is placed before the word porte-clef which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “p”.

17 – Il faut que tu répares CE tiroir, il est coincé.
You have to repair this drawer, it is stuck.
The determinant ce is placed before the word tiroir which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “t”.

18 – Tu devrais recoudre CE bouton. Il va tomber.
You should sew this button. He is about to fall.
The determinant ce is placed before the word bouton which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “b”.

19 – Que veux-tu que je fasse avec CE lion ? C’est une image de gazelle qu’il me faut.
What do you want me to do with this lion? It’s a picture of gazelle that I need.
The determinant ce is placed before the word lion which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “l”.

20 – Je n’ai vraiment pas envie d’aller voir CE film.
I really do not want to go to see this movie.
The determinant ce is placed before the word film which is a singular-masculine name that begins with the consonnant “f”.

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