Adjectives à fond
Let's paint a picture of French grammar using descriptive adjectives in all their weird and wonderful glory.
French adjectives are tricky for a couple of different reasons.
🤝 Agreement: the vast majority of adjectives have to agree with their nouns in gender and number.
↔️ Placement: most adjectives are placed after their nouns, with some notable exceptions.
Today’s issue of Lawless French à fond takes an in-depth look at these aspects of French adjectives to help you describe to your heart's content.
Table of Contents
First things first: if you have any doubts about what an adjective actually is, start with Adjectives 101. 🏁
Also note that while there are many different types of adjectives, today we're focusing on the most common, complicated, and diverse type: descriptive adjectives.
🤝 Adjective Agreement
With regard to agreement, you need to know that while most adjectives are regular (as explained in 101, above), there are also a few irregular adjectives that even a have an extra form used in very specific constructions.
There are also a number of invariable adjectives.
↔️ Adjective Position
The expression bonnet blanc et blanc bonnet is a weird exception to all of the above.
Can't get enough? Here are some other lessons related to adjectives.
Adjectives + prepositions (e.g., prêt à, capable de)
Non-adjectives (other parts of speech used as adjectives)
Improve your listening skills with these adjective-filled audio articles.
These are 2 of the 6 CEFR proficiency levels.
See how you do with adjective agreement in these fill-in-the-blanks quizzes.
Practice your French translation skills and adjective placement with some writing exercises.
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