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TOUT, TOUTE, TOUS, TOUTES – Le français d’aujourd’hui

How to use TOUT, TOUTE, TOUS, TOUTES and how to pronounce them.
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Overview

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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et tout et tout – and all and all. In everyday French, et tout et tout is used with when listing a series of items, and it means ‘and all that’.

  • « Dans le panier à pique-nique, j’ai mis la baguette, le fromage, les tomates, les œufs durs, la moutarde, les cornichons, et tout et tout. »
    • “In the picnic basket, I put the baguette, the cheese, the tomatoes, the boiled eggs, the mustard, the gherkins, and all that.”

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The plural of most adjectives is formed by adding an –s to the singular adjective.

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la vie en rose – the life in pink – In everyday French, la vie en rose is mostly used with the verb VOIR – to see – and it means ‘to see life through rose-colored glasses’.

  • « C’est un grand optimiste. Malgré tous ces soucis, il voit la vie en rose. »
    • “He is a real optimist guy. Despite all these worries, he sees life through rose-colored glasses’.
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avoir le loisir de – to have the leisure time of. In everyday French, avoir le loisir de means ‘have time to’, ‘to have an opportunity to’.

  • « La semaine prochaine, j’aurai tout le loisir de lire le dernier roman de Jean d’O. »
    • “Next week, I’ll have plenty of time/opportunities to read Jean d’O’s latest novel.”

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