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

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Anish

Kwiziq community member

11 July 2017

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

This relates to:
Ça m'est égal = I don't mind/care (idiomatic expressions) -

Mica

Kwiziq community member

13 July 2017

13/07/17

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!

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

14 July 2017

14/07/17

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:
https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-me-te-nous-and-vous-as-me-you-us-and-you-direct-and-indirect-object-pronouns

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

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