"c" ou pas le "c"

PeterC1Kwiziq community member

"c" ou pas le "c"

turc --> turque  (pas le "c")

grec --> grecque (avec le "c")

pourquoi ??

Asked 5 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Because that's the way it is. Sorry for the curt reply, but there just is no reason. It's a language and not math :)

JeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Not a definitive answer, just a hypothesis here. If one uses the name of the country as the root of the feminine adjective, la Turquie vs la Grèce, perhaps that could explain it ?

Interesting observation ! I hadn't noticed it before. 

"c" ou pas le "c"

turc --> turque  (pas le "c")

grec --> grecque (avec le "c")

pourquoi ??

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level >>
How has your day been?