How to make the difference between “c’est” and “il est” in FRENCH ?

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In this article, you are going to learn the difference between "c'est" and "il est" in FRENCH. Let’s go !

C'est / Ce sont

  • To identify a thing or a person

C’est + singular noun

C'est un pianiste
It is a piano player

C'est une orange
It is an orange

Ce sont + plural noun

Ce sont des alpinistes
These are mountaineer

Ce sont des fruits
These are fruits

  • To identify one or more people

C'est ma soeur
She is my sister

Ce sont mes parents
They are my parents

  • To introduce a person

C'est Julien
This is Julien

Ce sont Martine et chloé
They are Martine and Chloé

  • To make a comment

C’est + adjective masculine singular

La montagne, c'est beau
Mountain, it is beautiful

Les tomates, c'est bon
Tomatoes, it is good

Il-elle est / Ils-elles sont

Il est + profession

Il est professeur de français
He is a French teacher

Il est + nationality

Elle est vietnamienne
She is Vietnamese

Il est + religion

Ils sont musulmans
They are muslims

Il est + adjective

Elle est gentille
Se is nice

I hope you enjoyed to learn the difference between "c'est" and "il est" in FRENCH, they will be useful for your next trip to Paris !

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