Tutorial Transcript

hi everybody Candace here welcome to ask a teacher while I answer your most common French questions the question for this lesson is four units of time like Joe and Oh when are they masculine and where are they feminine you've probably seen both masculine and feminine forms of de rue and Johnny in year oh and Annie so how do you know which gender to use well the general rule is that the masculine forms are fuckin ting and the feminine forms are for emphasizing the duration of an action let's go through some examples so you can learn how to use the masculine and feminine forms for units of time correctly let's start with years rip acid is not a genie I spent 10 years in the u.s. in this sentence we are simply counting the number of years so we use the masculine Oh for years let's do another example if we say gee Pasadena videos the new citizens meaning I have spent 10 wonderful years in the u.s. we're using the adjectives wonderful and putting emphasis on the duration of time spent therefore we use any years in the feminine form let's practice some more with days judo judo poopoo I have two days off again here we simply counting the number of days off so we use Jul the masculine form of day if we say J do Johnny do a poo also meaning I have two days off then we are F a sizing the time off implying that we have time to do a lot of things there are some cases when it doesn't matter which gender you use that's when you're talking about last year or next year both linear and linear work for last and the same with next year using potion from muscadine or potion for feminine okay I hope that clears things up if you have any more questions please leave them in the comments below and I try to answer them I don't have to listen you you