French Grammar from RapideFrench.com

Adjectives: Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives are used to specific a particular object, for example if you point out 'this house', 'that house', or 'those houses'.

  • Masculine singular: this horse is ce cheval. Note that 'ce' is difficult to say before a vowel or an 'h', so in these cases French use 'cet' instead e.g. this tree is cet arbre
  • Feminine singular: this house is cette maison
  • Plural: those people is ces gens

Sometimes, for extra emphasis, -ci or -là may be added. E.g.

  • ce cheval-ci (this horse here)
  • ce cheval-là (that horse there)