She is a genius.

How to say this in French? If "genius" were a profession, we would say

Elle est génie.

But since "genius" is not a profession, I think we need an article. But I'm not sure whether we should say

Elle est un génie.


C'est un génie.

Also, how can we translate the same sentence but with the pronouns "I" or "you"?

I am a genius.

You are a genius.


Since genie is a noun and it is not a profession we need an article.So,we should say C'est un genie,also because we can't use an indefinite article after il est /elle est.

  • Thank you. How can we translate "I am a genius" or "You are a genius" then? I don't think we can still say "C'est un génie"? – user11550 Jan 4 '17 at 6:16
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    "C'est" is used to present another person instead of il/elle est,so I think we can say "Tu es un genie" or "Je suis un genie". – Christina S. Jan 4 '17 at 6:22
  • I don't think "elle est un génie" would be wrong. It's maybe more literary. Still, "c'est" is used in 99 % of cases, of course. – Destal Jan 4 '17 at 9:09

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