Je suis chanteuse

BartC1Kwiziq community member

Je suis chanteuse

When I used "Je suis une chanteuse," instead of "je suis chanteuse," I was told I was incorrect.  But if the person speaking sings but singing isn't her profession, wouldn't "je suis une chanteuse" be correct? 

Asked 2 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Jim, the link you provide doesn't seem to address the core of Bart's question.

Je suis chanteuse always means "I'm a (female) singer." And using une chanteuse makes it sound off, regardless of whether you are a professional singer or not. If you are an occasional or amateur singer, you could probably say je fais du chant. Note, however, that faire chanter qqn means "to blackmail someone".

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Bart

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/questions/view/est-ce-qu-on-peut-dire-la-medecin-ou-un-professeur-femme#Answer-5157

Here is the link where this issue has been previously discussed.

Bonne journée

Jim

MatthewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Following on from Chris’s point, to describe oneself as an amateur singer one could say: ‘Je suis chanteuse amateur’ or probably also ‘Je chante / Je fais du chant en amateur’.

Je suis chanteuse

When I used "Je suis une chanteuse," instead of "je suis chanteuse," I was told I was incorrect.  But if the person speaking sings but singing isn't her profession, wouldn't "je suis une chanteuse" be correct? 

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