sainte catherine street

Swinging Paris in 1966.
Place du Marché-Sainte-Catherine in Paris in the sixties was intended to be the French response to Swinging London and Carnaby Street. November 22, 1966

Using hyphens in French

Hyphens (-) in French can be a pain, especially when it comes to nouns and pronouns. So here’s how to know if you need a hyphen:

1. For the word non

Non means no in French, but it can also have the same meaning as non in English (e.g.: nonhuman, nontoxic, etc.). Unlike in English, though, non is separate from the word it describes. However, it only takes a hyphen if the word following it is a noun:

e.g.: Une non-intervention (a non-intervention)

If the word following it is an adjective, there is no hyphen:

e.g.: Non solvable (non solvable)

2. For the words même, ci, and

Always takes a hyphen:

e.g.: Moi-même (myself), ces jours-ci (these days), ces gens-là (those people)

3. For pronouns placed after the verb

Always takes a hyphen; if there is a t between the verb (as is the case when the verb preceeding il or elle does not end with a t), there is a hyphen before and after the t.

e.g.: Le faut-il (is it needed), le verrons-nous (will we see him), l’oublie-t-elle (did she forget it)

4. For the word saint

The word saint is a bit special, as it only takes a hyphen when not referring to the saint himself. So for example, if a street, building, or monument is named after a saint (an extremely common occurrence in Quebec), then the words are hyphenated.

e.g: Saint Jean (Saint John)

e.g.: Rue Sainte-Catherine (Saint Catherine Street)

I hope this was helpful! Don’t hesitate to let me know if you didn’t understand something :)

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English Fashion In Paris In 1966.
Fashion show at The British Fashion Store Located On Saint-Catherine’S Square In Paris.
Place du Marché-Sainte-Catherine in Paris in the sixties was intended to be the French response to Swinging London and Carnaby Street. November 22, 1966

from last nights amazing sunset / rue Sainte-Catherine

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Submission #2

My name is Marlon Iraheta. I’m from Montreal City. My passion is street photography. This photograph was taken on the new renovated and classy Quartier Des Spectacles on Saint-Catherine street. Its a lovely place where festivals take place almost all year long. Good food and lots of attractions. 

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Thank you for your submission, Marlon! We love it!

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