A bit of contradiction between lessons

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

A bit of contradiction between lessons

Marc achète un nouveau vélo et une nouvelle  voiture

Now in another lesson, that would be marked incorrect as you would be looking for neuf and neuve  

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Not really, Mark. Nouvelle is the default word to say "new" in a general way. If you want to stress the fact that something is brand new, you use neuf/neuve. It's really very much the same as in English, if you think of neuf as "brand new" and nouveau as "new".

(I'm sure there are some exceptions, but in most cases you're spot-on with this rule.)

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Chris.. the reason I questioned it was that last time I was told that it was neuf unless specified d'occasion... looks there is a decidedly grey area!

A bit of contradiction between lessons

Marc achète un nouveau vélo et une nouvelle  voiture

Now in another lesson, that would be marked incorrect as you would be looking for neuf and neuve  

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