Bonjour. On the test I took "Il y a un Indien et une Indienne, why are they capitalized. I thought nationalities in french were not capitalized.

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Bonjour. On the test I took "Il y a un Indien et une Indienne, why are they capitalized. I thought nationalities in french were not capitalized.

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Claudia,

If you look a the note in the lesson for the case of nationalities , if it is an adjective there is no capital letter, e.g.

Elle est indienne, il est français...

But if it is a noun, i.e. the inhabitant of that country there is a capital letter .

Elle c'est une Française, lui, c'est un Espagnol...

Hope this helps!

Claudia A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Merci, Cécile. I guess that part of the lesson didn't sink in. Je suis desolé.

Bonjour. On the test I took "Il y a un Indien et une Indienne, why are they capitalized. I thought nationalities in french were not capitalized.

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