Susan asked: "When is the word "président" capitalized in French?"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

14 September 2016

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Susan asked: "When is the word "président" capitalized in French?"

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using le, la, les with titles, languages and academic subjects (definite articles)"

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

14 September 2016

14/09/16

Bonjour Susan !

That's a very good question indeed!

Here is the answer, concerning président :

- When you're not addressing them personally, there won't be a capital letter:
Le président Hollande visite l'Angleterre.

- When you're addressing them personally, you will use what we call the "majuscule de courtoisie" (politeness capital letter).
Monsieur le Président, je vous écris...

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Susan

Kwiziq community member

14 September 2016

14/09/16

Good to learn the customs as well as the language. Merci!

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