Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

Why is it nous not notre, and Vous not vorte?

Asked 11 years ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Bonjour Anish !

As Mica pointed out, notre and votre are possessive adjectives = our / your.

In the expression "Ça nous/vous est égal.", what you're literally saying is "It's equal to us/you.".

Here's a link to our related lesson on object pronouns nous/vous:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-me-te-nous-and-vous-as-me-you-us-and-you-direct-and-indirect-object-pronouns

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
Hi, Anish. "Notre" and "votre" are used to indicate possession ("notre/votre ami" == "our/your friend") and must be followed by the noun they describe. In this expression, you need the indirect object pronoun, which is the "nous" or "vous" form. Hope that helps!

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