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why " c'est une étudiant " is a correct sentence?

I know we usually do not put an article before a noun which means occupitational identity, like:
Il est professeur.
But I'm very confused that why " c'est une étudiant " is a correct sentence?

Thank you very much!

For learning: French
Base language: French
Category: Culture

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    hello 刀削面 ,
    in french, there are two ways to express the profession:
    Il est médecin; c'est un médecin; il est professeur; c'est un professeur.
    It's the same for étudiant:
    Il est étudiant(e); c'est un(e) étudiant(e).
    As you see, if you use the first construction, you don't use the article, but you have to use it in the second one.
    "Il est étudiant" would answer to the question: Quelle est son occupation?
    "C'est un étudiant" would answer to the question: Qui est-ce?

    Je pense que:
    Il: C'est un homme (une personne)
    Mais c'est (ce): ce n'est pas une vraie personne.
    En plus, c'est un étudiant. pas une etudiant
    Bon courage

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