The indefinite relative pronouns ce dont and quoi are used when replacing the indirect object of a preposition.
The indefinite relative pronouns ce que and ce qui both mean "what" or "that."
Most verbs are personal: they must be conjugated for different grammatical persons. But some verbs are used impersonally, meaning they have only one conjugation, the third person singular.
Indefinite adjectives like certains, divers, and quelques describe nouns in a general or non-specific way. Many indefinite adjectives indicate a vague quantity.
Talking about indefinite concepts can be tricky in a foreign language, yet indefinite adverbs are rarely covered as a specific topic in class. This lesson considers them as a group.
The aptly named indefinite article (un, une, des) indicates an unspecific or unidentified countable noun.
Indefinite demonstrative pronouns (ce, ceci, cela, ça) do not agree with the nouns they replace in gender or number.
Indefinite pronouns are vague - they either refer to unspecific nouns (like un autre and quelque chose) or make sweeping generalizations (on, tout le monde).
Indefinite relative pronouns (ce dont, ce que, ce qui, ce à quoi) are connectors: they link relative clauses to main clauses and, unlike normal relative pronouns, do not not have a specific antecedent.
N'importe literally means "no matter" or "(it) doesn't matter." This indefinite expression can precede an interrogative adjective, adverb, or pronoun when talking about something indefinite or non-specific.
The indefinite French subject pronoun on literally means "one," but is usually translated by an indefinite subject. Agreement with the subject implied by on is optional - at least in theory.
Learn pairs of antonyms with this selection of opposing adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns.
The third person indefinite stressed pronoun soi doesn't have a straightforward English equivalent, so French students often confuse it with lui.
The subjunctive is required after any type of construction that indicates negativity or doubt, including negative pronouns and indefinite pronouns.