Quelque chose de spécial = Something special

Look at these examples:

Ils veulent lui offrir quelque chose de spécial.
They want to get her something special.

Je t'ai apporté quelque chose de délicieux.
I brought you something delicious.

Elle a vu quelque chose de très bizarre.
She saw something very strange.

 

Tu as dit quelque chose d'intéressant l'autre jour.
You said something interesting the other day.

Note that when it comes to express something + [adjective] in French, you need to add the preposition de after quelque chose

Although une chose (a thing) is a feminine word, the expression quelque chose is considered masculine, therefore the adjective will always be masculine and singular.

something [adjective] = quelque chose + de + [adjectif masculin singulier]


Don't forget that quelque chose are TWO words: never "quelquechose"!

 

de is used after quelque chose, rien, quelqu'un, personne + [adjectif] 

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Tu as dit quelque chose d'intéressant l'autre jour.
You said something interesting the other day.


Elle a vu quelque chose de très bizarre.
She saw something very strange.


Je t'ai apporté quelque chose de délicieux.
I brought you something delicious.


Ils veulent lui offrir quelque chose de spécial.
They want to get her something special.


Q&A

Andrea

Kwiziq community member

13 February 2018

1 reply

When you put an adjective after "rien de," "personne de," will it also be masculine singular?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

14 February 2018

14/02/18

Hi Andrea,


yes it will also be masculine. 


-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

David

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

3 replies

Rien de and quelque chose

The question used rien d' but the lesson is about quelque chose de. Does the same rule apply to no thing as to some thing?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

12/09/17

Note that when it comes to express something + [adjective] in French, you need to add the preposition de after quelque chose.
Although une chose (a thing) is a feminine word, the expression quelque chose is considered masculine, therefore the adjective will always be masculine and singular.
something [adjective] = quelque chose + de + [adjectif masculin singulier] *********de is used after quelque chose, RIEN, quelqu'un, personne + [adjectif] *****

J'espère que ma réponse vous aidera.
Bonne chance dans vos études en français.

David

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

12/09/17

Thanks Ron, I see the rien now at the bottom of the lesson. Must have missed it before. I clicked to vote but missed and voted a negative :-( je suis desolée. couldn't seem to change it or cancel it by adding 2 positive votes. getting too late I guess
Thanks again
David

Ron

Kwiziq community member

12 September 2017

12/09/17

Bonjour David,
Cela n'est pas une problème.
Merci à vous.
Bonne chance et bonne continuation dans vos études en français, la langue de Molière.
Getting that for you now.