In principle, the above rules mean that there are cases when you can end up with a masculine adjective right after a feminine noun. For example, the translation of white trousers and shirts with the same nominal order as in English gives: some masculine singular adjectives form the feminine by doubling the last consonant before the ‐ e-end. See Table 6. The case of names linked by and is usually the easiest. In this case, the adjective is usually always plural, provided that the adjective actually applies to both nouns: the meaning of the sentence can change the spelling of the adjectives. Some adjectives have both an irregular feminine form and a particular masculine form used before a silent vowel or “h”: the second of these strategies, although repeated, has the example of making it completely explicit that the adjective describes both nouns (whereas, if you say a white shirt and pants, to the ear, it sounds like a white shirt and pants). Unlike English, most French adjectives are placed after the nouns they change. However, some adjectives precede the noun. In addition, if you use more than one adjective to describe a noun, you must follow the investment rules.

Use amplifiers to adjust the intensity of an adjective: English adjectives have a unique shape, but in French they can have up to 4* forms, depending on the gender and the number of nouns they change: the general rule is that for feminine nouns -e, for male plural nouns -s are added, and for plural female nouns. add -es. If you want to learn how to pronounce colors in French, I made the video below so you can see it and hear the correct pronunciation of colors in French. Most adjectives add e to the masculine singular form to obtain the feminine singular. Be careful when you see masculine adjectives ending in ‐e, ‐eux, ‐f and ‐er, because for these you don`t just add e. (Note that adding this e to a previously silent consonant results in the pronunciation of that consonant. However, there is no change in pronunciation when e is added to a vowel.) See Table 1 for a list of common adjectives in their masculine or feminine form. By the way, remember that in English it is common for articles such as a, to be applied to more than one name, while in French it is more common to repeat the, la, les, un(e), the, before both names, as in these examples. In our introduction to the form of French adjectives, we mentioned that, for example, an -e is usually added in the spelling of an adjective in the feminine and -s in the plural. But we didn`t dwell too much on how to decide whether to need the feminine and/or plural form of the adjective: we simply assumed that the adjective would be used next to a noun exactly, and that the gender and number of the adjective would match that unique noun.

Choose the correct version of the adjective for the nouns listed below. The singular masculine is the standard form to which feminine and/or plural endings are added. For regular adjectives**, these endings are e for feminine and s for plural. If all related nouns have the same sex, then the gender of the adjective follows that of nouns (so above white is feminine, because shirt and tie are both feminine). If their genders differ, then the name is made masculine, at least in careful writing. For example: On the other hand, when there is no difference in pronunciation between the masculine and feminine forms, it seems more acceptable to have the adjective (masculine) directly after a feminine noun. When an adjective is assigned to two or more nouns (or noun expressions), the adjective is usually placed in the plural, as you might expect. Specifically, in reality, we could more or less replace or change the meaning a lot with and without: whether you say “or” or “and”, skills and experiences are understood as necessary. The same is true in French, so in practice a plural adjective is common to nouns associated with or or ni: if the standard form of the adjective ends in s or x, the singular and plural masculine forms are the same. Form the singular feminine of the singular masculine adjectives ending in é by adding ‐ e as shown in Table 2. An explanation of how French adjectives should correspond to the nouns they describe One of the eight parts of the language, adjectives are a kind of modifier; That is, they modify or describe names in a certain way and allow you to know the size, shape, weight, color, nationality or one of the countless other possible qualities of names. Most of the colors of the names are immutable.

This means that they will never change the spelling. The singular masculine adjectives ending in them form the feminine by changing ‐ x to ‐ se, as shown in Table 3. There are some colored adjectives in French that do not follow the general rule of agreement. These colors are immutable. This means that their spelling never changes. Let`s look at some color ajectives that are immutable in French and that are: when used as adjectives, colors follow the general rule of French grammar to match the noun they describe. This general rule states that colors in French must correspond to different genders (woman / man) and numbers (singular / plural). There are four cases that apply to color matching in French: Most French adjectives are plural by adding to the singular form of the adjective (masculine or feminine) -s: The following color objectives are exceptions as they are consistent in gender and number: In French, adjectives MUST correspond to the noun they describe in GENDER (male/female) and IN NUMBER (singular/plural).

In grammatical terms, the correspondence of the correct form of adjectives with the nouns they describe is called adjective conformity. Most adjectives in French come after the noun, unlike English. For example: Form the feminine singular of masculine singular adjectives ending in f by changing -f to -ve. See Table 4. On the other hand, if the names are considered equivalent to each other (i.e. These are synonyms), then a singular adjective is common, which corresponds to the last noun. This can usually happen with or or even (the equivalent of “in fact”, “otherwise” as in charm, if not beauty, difficult, if not impossible), and also with a list, if the nouns are simply separated by a comma, suggesting a “development” of a description: these amplifiers come before the adjective. For example: His house is very modern. – His house is very modern. Singular adjectives that end with a silent e do not change in the feminine.

The masculine and feminine forms are written and pronounced in the same way as follows: The following correspondence table summarizes how colored adjectives follow the French grammar rule with singular masculine and plural masculine nouns. In this article, you will learn how to match adjectives to the noun they qualify: the French use special forms of beautiful (bel), new (new) and old (old) before masculine nouns that begin with a vowel or vowel. However, if the adjective comes after the noun, the regular masculine form is used: the use of a singular or plural adjective in these cases tends to depend on whether an alternative is strictly implicit. The words or and ni (as in English or, (ni…) nor) in many cases do not really imply an alternative. For example, when we say: adjectives describe a noun and all French adjectives correspond to the noun in gender and number. In such cases, the noun and articles of French are placed in the plural, but each adjective is placed in the singular: adjectives must correspond to the noun, even if they are not directly side by side in the sentence: well, it becomes obvious that it is too simple. Suppose you mean interesting movies and plays. The French word film is masculine, but the word or expression pièce (de théâtre) (the French word for “jeu” in the theatrical sense) is feminine. What agreement should be put on the adjective of interest? Similarly, if we mean a red pen and a pencil (where both elements are red), do we make the adjective singular or plural (and again, with what word do we do it)? An adjective is a word that describes a noun.

In English, adjectives must match their noun, meaning they must indicate whether they are masculine or feminine and singular or plural to conform to the noun. .