Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

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Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Anish !

As Mica pointed out, notre and votre are possessive adjectives = our / your.

In the expression "Ça nous/vous est égal.", what you're literally saying is "It's equal to us/you.".

Here's a link to our related lesson on object pronouns nous/vous:
Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns)">Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns)">Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns)">Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
MicaC1Kwiziq community member
Hi, Anish. "Notre" and "votre" are used to indicate possession ("notre/votre ami" == "our/your friend") and must be followed by the noun they describe. In this expression, you need the indirect object pronoun, which is the "nous" or "vous" form. Hope that helps!

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