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How to use TOUT, TOUTE, TOUS, TOUTES and how to pronounce them.
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TOUT has four variations and different meanings

  • TOUT when followed by a masculine singular word (pain)
    • Je mangerai tout le pain.
    • I’ll eat the whole bread.


  • TOUTE when followed by a feminine singular word (tartine)
    • Je mangerai toute la tartine.
    • I’ll eat the whole slice of bread.


  • TOUS when followed by a masculine plural word (gâteaux)
    • Je mangerai tous les gâteaux.
    • I’ll eat all the cakes.
  • TOUS when not followed by anything means ‘everyone, all’. In that case, you tend to pronounce the S
    • Tous mangeront les gâteaux.
    • They’ll all eat the cakes.


  • TOUTES when followed by a feminine plural word (pâtisseries)
    • Je mangerai toutes les pâtisseries.
    • I’ll eat all the pastries.


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