élevage caprin

Tamianne

New Member
English - England
Hello there

We came across the term 'elevage caprins' in my French class when reading a description of a French farming holiday. We know that 'elevage' means farming, however nobody could find 'caprins' in their dictionaries and our teacher who is French hadn't heard of this word either.

Can anybody help?

Thanks

Tamianne
 
  • Gil

    Senior Member
    Français, Canada
    caprin => relatif à la chèvre:
    goat farming
    and Welcome Tamianne
     

    dinpeal

    New Member
    French
    Il faut écrire "élevage caprin" au lieu de "elevage caprins"; "caprin" est adjectif qualificatif d'un nom singulier, donc pas d's à la fin.
    Autres exemples: "élevage bovin" pour les bovidés, "élevage ovin" pour les moutons, etc.
     
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