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NEUF, NOUVEAU, VIEUX, ANCIEN?

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C’est une nouvelle voiture pour moi car je viens de l’acheter ; mais elle est vieille, elle a 40 ans.

When do you say NEUF, NOUVEAU, VIEUX, ANCIEN? How do you use these adjectives?

Du neuf avec du vieux - Something old, something new

Distinguishing between neuf, nouveau, ancien, old and jeune isn’t always easy. Check out my guide here.

Practice to check it out.

To practice in a sentence, hide either one of the two languages, and translate into the other. French to English is easier than English to French.

  1. It’s an old factory that was made into artists’ studios.
  2. Ask a young man to help you. He’ll certainly appreciate the pocket money.
  3. Is it a new car or an used one?

Réponses – Answers

  1. C’est une ancienne usine qui a été transformée en ateliers d’artistes.
  2. Demande à un petit jeune de t’aider. Il aimera sûrement bien l’argent de poche.
  3. C’est une voiture neuve ou d’occase ?

Expressions

C’est une vieille histoire

du neuf (habiter, acheter)

entre jeunes

faire du neuf avec du vieux

Faire peau neuve

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Related : Practice 1 . Practice 2 . Gender of adjectives . Place of adjectives and Online Game . Plural of adjectives .

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