flowers in plural?

CsA2Kwiziq community member

flowers in plural?

Why is it des fleurs and not des fleures? As i understand it, flowers are feminine. 

Thanks

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Cs,

Ths singular is  - une fleur

the plural is  - des fleurs

I know it can seem strange but 'fleur' doesn't have an -e  at the end but it is feminine.

 

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Brian,

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson on basic colours which include 'noir' -

https://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.com/revision/grammar/how-colour-descriptions-adjectives-change-according-to-gender-and-number

Noyer is a walnut tree and I have no experience of it being used as a colour.

Noisette can be a noun and a colour, hazelnut ( applied to eyes for instance) and like marron ( brown) is invariable ( doesn't change in number or gender) when used as a colour.

Hope this helps!

BrianB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Could you say a word about noyer/noir/noisette please? Even after looking in the dictionary I’m not really getting the distinction, although I can see it’s something to do with m/f & sin/plu. 

flowers in plural?

Why is it des fleurs and not des fleures? As i understand it, flowers are feminine. 

Thanks

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