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aishanuwang

  • one year ago

FRENCH - I know "enfant" is a feminine noun. But I just saw the sentence "Il a un enfant." Why was it changed to masculine (with the "un" instead of "une")?

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  1. Vincent-Lyon.Fr
    • one year ago
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    "enfant" is masculine in modern French. So the sentence: "Il a un enfant" is the correct one. "Une enfant" sounds dated and was used for a female child but can still be found in literary work.

  2. aishanuwang
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    Oh, okay. It was in a French song "Dernière Danse" in which I heard the singer say "une enfant" so I see now that it's more of a style thing. Merci pour votre aide!

  3. Vincent-Lyon.Fr
    • one year ago
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    De rien !

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