H. asked about bel homme > beaux hommes

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

31 August 2016

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H. asked about bel homme > beaux hommes

"The first sentence uses 'bel homme'. Is that right? Should it not be 'beau homme' so the plural would be 'beaux hommes'?"

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

31 August 2016

31/08/16

Beau has a special form, bel, that is only used in front of a masculine singular noun that begins with a vowel or mute h: un bel homme, un beau garçon.

The plural of both is the same: beaux hommes, beaux garçons.

Learn more: https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/view/113

Hoyt

Kwiziq community member

31 August 2016

31/08/16

Je vous remercie pour ta explanation!

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

1 September 2016

1/09/16

Je vous en prie. :-)

But you've made a very similar mistake: "ta explanation".

For the same reason (to avoid hiatus) that we say bel homme rather than "beau homme", you have to say ton explication: https://french.kwiziq.com/my-languages/french/view/132

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