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Adjectives 1 is the sixth (assuming read left to right) skill of the French language tree. In this skill, you learn masculine and feminine forms of French adjectives and their general placement through five lessons.

Tips and NotesEdit

Making Adjectives AgreeEdit

Adjectives have to agree in number and gender with the nouns they modify.

  • Le chien noir
  • La robe noire
  • Les éléphants noirs
  • Les oursses noires

Some adjectives do not change depending on gender, put still have to agree in number:

  • Le garçon propre
  • La fille propre
  • Les filles propres

Putting Adjectives in the Right PlaceEdit

Most adjectives go after the noun they modify. Exceptions do exist, with the most obvious being the so-called "bangs" adjectives:

  • Beauty- Cette fille est une belle fille.
  • Age- C'est un jeune garçon.
  • New/Old- C'est un nouveau homme.
  • Good/Bad- Une bonne nuit.
  • Size- Le chat aime la grosse chatte.

Grand or gros?Edit

Both grand and gros mean "big," so what's the difference?

Grand Gros

Size in general

Size of the body

Area

Symbolically large or important

Thickness or volume

Familiar items

Serious situations (i.e. "we have a big problem".)

WordsEdit

Lesson 1Edit

  • noir(e) = black
  • seul(e) = alone
  • fort(e) = strong
  • propre = clean
  • froid(e) = cold
  • chaud(e) = hot

Lesson 2Edit

  • bon(ne) = good
  • petit(e) = little
  • jeune = young
  • facile = easy
  • léger/légère = light
  • sale = dirty

Lesson 3Edit

  • nouveau/nouvelle = new
  • grand(e) = big
  • gros(se) = big
  • mauvais(e) = bad

Lesson 4Edit

  • lourd = hard
  • liquide = liquid
  • parfait(e) = perfect

Lesson 5Edit

  • joli(e) = joyful
  • rond = round
  • blond(e) = blond(e)

ReferencesEdit

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Adjectives-1


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